The Board of Directors of Optica elected 129 members from 26 countries to the Society’s 2024 Fellow Class. Matthias Kling is also among the chosen ones this year. Matthias is being honored specifically “For seminal contributions to field sampling at optical frequencies reaching attosecond temporal and nanometer spatial resolutions.” Optica Fellows are selected based on several factors, including outstanding contributions to research, business, education, engineering and service to Optica and the Laser Community.

“Congratulations to the 2024 class of Optica Fellows,” said Michal Lipson Optica President in 2023. “It is a pleasure to honour these members who are advancing our field and society. We are grateful for their exceptional work and dedication.”

Fellows are Optica members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. As Fellows should account for no more than 10 percent of the total membership, the election process is highly competitive. Candidates are recommended by the Fellow Members Committee and approved by the Awards Council and Board of Directors.

The new Fellows will be honoured at Optica Conferences and events throughout 2024.