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Amnon Yariv National Medal of Science Awarded In 2009

Amnon Yariv

Amnon Yariv

Award Name : National Medal of Science

Year of Award : 2009

Award for : Science and Engineering

Location : United, West Virginia, United States


Amnon Yariv (born 1930) is an Israeli-American professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at Caltech, known for innovations in optoelectronics. In 2009, Yariv was selected as a winner of the National Medal of Science for "scientific and engineering contributions to photonics and quantum electronics that have profoundly impacted lightwave communications and the field of optics as a whole. Yariv has authored several texts on optical electronics and photonics. He has said that the highlight of his group's work was the invention of the semiconductor distributed feedback laser, a device widely used in the Internet's fiber-optic communications.


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