The Rudolf Kingslake Medal is awarded annually in recognition of the most noteworthy original paper to appear in the Society's official journal, Optical Engineering, on the theoretical or experimental aspects of optical engineering. All papers published in the journal are automatically eligible for consideration for this award. (Nominations are not required.) Honorarium $2,000.
2005 : James J. Snyder and Stephen L. Kwiatkowski for their paper titled "Wavelength measurement with a Young's interferometer," published in the August 2005 issue of Optical Engineering. This paper, selected by the Kingslake Award Committee, is recognized for its innovative advancement of existing wavelength measurement technologies.