Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize awarded to Amol Choudhary


The Optical Society of America (OSA) has awarded the Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize to CUDOS researcher Dr Amol Choudhary for his contributions to the field of optics and photonics.

Amol Choudhary

Dr Amol Choudhary

Dr Amol Choudhary is the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellow at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. His area of research is in integrated optics focusing on the development of on-chip mode-locked lasers and nonlinear optical signal processing. His most important contributions are the demonstration of fundamentally mode-locked multi-GHz repetition-rate waveguide lasersthat can have potential applications in optical frequency comb metrology, published in Optics Letters, 2012 and Optics Express, 2013, and a technique for the on-chip purification of optical frequency combs for telecommunications applications, published in Optics Letters 2017.

He completed his PhD in 2014 from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton after which he was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship to work on graphene-based pulsed laser Systems at the ORC. He holds a dual MSc Degree in Photonics from the University of St. Andrews, UK and the Gent University, Belgium and an undergraduate degree from the Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi, India.

Dr Choudhary has been an active member of the Optical Society (OSA) for more than 7 years. He is currently serving on the CLEO Science and Innovations Nonlinear Optical Technologies sub-committee (S&I 4). He also volunteers in the OSA’s Young Professionals (YP) program reviewing many grant applications and is also an active reviewer for OSA journals. Amol and his colleagues have recently published papers in Optica, Optics Express and Optics Letters and have also presented their research at OSA conferences: CLEO, ASSL and OFC.