||Peter J. Winzer
||For contributions to understanding and advancing the capacity of coherent optical communication systems including advanced modulation formats and spatial multiplexing.
||For pioneering leadership in optical fiber development and outstanding contributions to nonlinear fiber optics and optical fiber amplifiers.
||Alan H. Gnauck
||For sustained pioneering research contributions that drove commercialization of high-speed, high capacity lightwave communication systems.
||Paul Daniel Dapkus
||For pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of metal organic chemical vapor deposition and high performance quantum well semiconductor lasers."
||For pioneering contributions to the fundamental understanding of coherent detection techniques.
||James J. Coleman
||For contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials, processing and device designs, including high reliability strained-layer lasers.
||For pioneering research in hybrid-silicon lasers and photonic integrated circuits.
||David F. Welch
||For seminal contributions to photonic ICs and semiconductor lasers developed in fiber optic communication systems around the world.
||C. Randy Giles
||For seminal contributions to advanced lightwave communications networks including erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, fiber Bragg grating-based subsystems, amd MEMS crossconnects.
||Joe C. Campbell
||For seminal contributions to the understanding,design and telecommunication systems implementation of avalanche photodiodes
||Robert W. Tkach
||For pioneering breakthroughs in high-capacity transmission systems and networks, including the invention of NZDF (non-zero dispersion fiber) and dispersion management of optical fiber nonlinearities.
||For pioneering contributions to the physical and theoretical understanding of Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and to their early development.
||For seminal contributions to semiconductor laser diode technology that power the optical fiber networks and as an entrepreneur in creating one of the premier companies that bring to practice the semiconductor diode laser technology to serve the fiber optics industry.
||Roger H. Stolen
||For fundamental contributions to the understanding of optical fiber nonlinearities, including the identification and understanding of simulated Raman scattering in fibers.
||For contributions to semiconductor laser diode technology, including widely tunable DBR lasers and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers.
||For pioneering research on optical fiber nonlinearities and their dispersion management, and leading wavelength-division-multiplexed fiber transmission systems beyond Terabit/second capacities.
||For outstanding technical contributions to and technical leadership in the advancement of global undersea fiber optic communication systems.
||For contributions to vapor-phase axial deposition for optical-fiber fabrication and pioneer work of silica-based lightwave circuits.
||For pioneering research in optical receiver design, system engineering, and optical time domain reflectometry, and for leadership in education and the promotion of fiber optics.
||For the invention and development of the MCVD process which is one of the major techniques for the manufacture of low loss optical fibers and for high purity overcladding tubes using sol-gel techniques.
||For pioneering contributions in the development of surface emitting lasers and planar microlens arrays for parallel optoelectronics.
||For contributions to lightwave device technology involving high-speed modulation, integrated optics, semiconductor lasers, polarization effects in fiber, and WDM components, and to optical FDM networks.
||For discovery of photosensitivity in optical fibers and its application to Bragg gratings used in device applications in optical communications and sensor systems.
||For sustained advances in high-capacity optical fiber communication systems created by his pioneering research, leadership, and personal contributions over more than two decades.
||For pioneering contributions to optical propagation in fiber and to rare-earth-doped lasers and amplifiers.
||For contributions to wide-band optical fiber communication through his proposed dynamic single-mode lasers and semiconductor-based integrated optics.
||Dr. Donald B. Keck
||For the invention and development of methods for manufacture and measurement of devices for optical communication, including low attenuation fibers
||David N. Payne
||For outstanding contributions to the design, measurement and fabrication of optical fibers and active fiber devices.
||For significant technical, management, and professional contributions to the development and applications of fiber optics and optical fiber sensor technology.
||For his foresight, dedication, technical contributions and pioneering leadership in building the broad foundations for today's fiber-optic telecommunications systems.
||In recognition of his invention of devices and instruments fundamental to fiber optic technology, and the leadership that he has exerted both in professional societies and in industry in advancing optical communication technology.
||In recognition of his contributions to the discovery and understanding of materials and techniques for the fabrication of glass fiber waveguides for optical communication.