Intel's James Coleman Wins Tyndall Award

University of Illinois professor receives award for contributions to optics and photonics industry

November 28, 2012

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society are pleased to announce that James Coleman, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the 2013 John Tyndall Award. Coleman, also a professor of materials science and engineering, is being recognized for "contributions to semiconductor lasers and photonic materials, processing and device designs, including high reliability strained-layer lasers."

The Tyndall Award recognizes Coleman’s research on the development of III-V semiconductor lasers and photonic devices grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), a growth method widely used to make semiconductor devices. At the University of Illinois he and his students study quantum dots, quantum well heterostructures, and low threshold and high-power single mode index guided lasers and arrays.

"Jim is considered a pioneer for his work in photonics and semiconductor lasers,” said OSA CEO Elizabeth Rogan. “His research on strained-layer pump lasers, a critical component of all fiber optic telecommunications systems, has facilitated important scientific advances for the global optics community.”

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