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Mitsuo Takeda honored with Dennis Gabor Award

25 February 2010

Mitsuo Takeda, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, is the 2010 winner of the Dennis Gabor award in recognition of his eminent contributions to the development of holography and optical metrology through the inventions of the Fourier transform method for fringe analysis and coherence holography.

"In more than three decades of his career in the field of holography and optical metrology, Prof. Takeda has done a lot of innovative work, as evidenced by the numerous papers found in his publication list," said Ichirou Yamaguchi, Scientist Emeritus of RIKEN. "Among other things, his pioneering work in the development and the establishment of Fourier fringe analysis is extremely important and deserves special mention. His contributions are interdisciplinary and international, encompassing a broad area of optical science and technology and giving a large impact worldwide."

Takeda is a Fellow of the Society, served on the SPIE Board of Directors from 2007-2009, and is currently serving on the SPIE Nominating and ESTeP (Engineering, Science and Technology Policy) Committees. He has also served on the Boards of the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the Optical Society of Japan.

The Dennis Gabor Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in diffractive wavefront technologies, especially those which further the development of holography and metrology applications. An honorarium of $2,000 will be presented.

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