Lee brings home first prize from Photonics West

Kenneth Lee receives his first prize in the student competition at Photonics West from Dr. Eric Mottay.

Kenneth Lee receives his first prize in the student competition at Photonics West from Dr. Eric Mottay.

February 21, 2014

Kenneth Lee, a PhD candidate in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, brought home first prize in the Best Student Paper Competition for the Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications conference at SPIE Photonics West.

Lee’s paper, titled “Temperature-compensated fiber-optic 3D shape sensor using femtosecond laser direct-written Bragg grating waveguides” was presented in the session on Internal Structuring as part of SPIE LASE, the laser technology and applications component of Photonics West. Lee is co-supervised by Professors Peter Herman and Victor Yang. Moez Haque, also a PhD candidate in the Herman group, was a co-author.

Photonics West is the largest event for the laser and photonics community in North America, with more than 20,000 attendees, 1,250 exhibiting companies, a wide range of papers on biomedical optics, biophotonics, translational research, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, optical MEMS, and more. This year’s conference ran from February 1 – 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Judges pose with prizewinners in the LASE Conference at Photonics West.

Judges pose with prizewinners in the LASE Conference at Photonics West.

More information:
Marit Mitchell
Senior Communications Officer
The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
416-978-7997; marit.mitchell@utoronto.ca