Shuo Sun wins Maiman Outstanding Student Paper Competition
JQI graduate student Shuo Sun has won the Maiman Outstanding Student Paper Competition at CLEO, held annually in May. Sun's paper was titled "A solid-state spin-photon transistor." According to the website, "This competition was established in 2008 in memory of Theodore Maiman and in acknowledgement of his amazing invention, the first working laser, and his other outstanding contributions to optics and photonics. The program recognizes student innovation, research excellence and presentation skills in the areas of laser technology and electro-optics, and is endowed by HRL Laboratories, LLC,IEEE Photonics Society and APS Division of Laser Science." The Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) is operated by the Optical Society of America.