Professor Jalali Receives the 2007 R.W. Wood Prize from the Optical Society of America
Professor Jalali is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Optical Society of America's R.W. Wood Prize which recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics. He was recognized for his "invention and demonstration of Raman lasing in silicon". The accomplishment for which the prize is given is measured chiefly by its impact on the field of optics generally, and therefore the contribution is one that opens a new era of research or significantly expands an established one.