5th Otto Schott Research Award
Dr. John H. Campbell, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Prof. Elias Snitzer, Rutgers University, USA
He made pioneering contributions towards glass, especially in the areas of laser glass and optical fiber glasses and devices.
His far-reaching vision and contributions in the first realizing laser action in glasses leads to his discovery of both neodymium and erbium doped laser glasses and his development of the first fiber amplifier.