The nominating institution KIT on the breakthrough:

Electronic signal processing suffers from limited bandwidth. This wall can be teared down by combining electronics with photonic circuits and with optical frequency combs as ultra-precise clocks. This approach unlocks a wealth of applications – from ultra-fast data communications to material analysis via electron spin resonance. The candidate is a leading scientist in the field of photonics, recognized for both high-impact publications and foundation of high-tech start-ups.

Tags: Digitalisation, Engineering, Photonics, Information and Communication Technology (ICT).