The DLS has made many distinguished contributions to the list of APS Fellows. The number of DLS nominations chosen to be forwarded to the APS for confirmation as Fellow in a given year is typically in the range 5-10. This depends on the good judgment of the nominators and the Divisional Committee on Fellows headed by the DLS Vice-Chair, but the Committee can do nothing without nominations. This is where DLS members must come into the picture. The Executive Committee is urging all DLS members to consider whether they know of a colleague who is deserving of the prized honor of APS Fellowship. If you are uncertain about a colleague's status, consult the APS Membership Directory, where an asterisk identifies Fellows. Nominations for deserving women, minority, and foreign DLS members are especially sought. Any member can nominate any other member, and the supporting documentation is not difficult to assemble.
APS Fellowship Information
APS Fellows Nominated by DLS
Texas A&M University
Citation: For pioneering contributions in the ultrafast and nonlinear optics of nanostructured materials and the development of novel semiconductor laser sources in the mid-infrared and terahertz spectral range
National Science Foundation
Citation: For pioneering contributions to the fields of ultrafast optics, nonlinear optics, and fiber lasers, for services to the physics community, and for advising and overseeing the construction and operation of interferometric gravitational-wave detectors
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Citation: For advancing laser science to understand the dynamics and reactions of electronically excited crystalline solids and laser desorption of atoms and molecules
Citation: For contributions to the development of fine and hyperfine structure, and quantum interference effects based spectroscopic probes for the study of electronic state interactions and transition dipole moments and for efforts to advance the state of undergraduate physics research experience.
University of Arizona
Citation: For fundamental studies of pump probe spectroscopy of atomic vapors and light-matter coupling of cavity fields with quantum wells and dots. In particular, for demonstrating the quantum regime of semiconductor cavity quantum electrodynamics via the vacuum Rabi splitting between a single quantum dot and the field in a photonic crystal nanocavity
University of Tokyo
Citation: For contributions to laser spectroscopy and photon science including nonlinear spectroscopy of semiconductors, high density phenomena, cold atoms and micro cavity structures
Citation: For outstanding contributions to the inauguration and development of the burgeoning field of ultrafast x-ray materials science, and particularly for his pioneering use of synchrotron radiation and x-ray laser radiation as tools to understand structural changes in laser-driven solids.