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G. G. Stokes Award

The G. G. Stokes Award is given annually for exceptional contribution to the field of optical polarization. The award may be presented for a specific achievement, development, or invention of significant importance to optical science and society, or may be given for lifetime achievement. Honorarium $2,000.

Aristide Dogariu, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA is the 2015 recipient of the G.G. Stokes Award in recognition of his development of new theoretical concepts and innovative methods and techniques for understanding and measuring polarization properties of light-matter interaction.

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Previous Recipients of the G. G. Stokes Award


2014 - J. Scott Tyo
2013 - José Jorge Gil
2012 - Jan Olof Stenflo
2011 - Johannes Fitzgerald de Boer
2010 - Emil Wolf
2008 - Shin-Tson Wu
2007 - Russell Chipman
2006 - Kazuhiko Oka
2005 - Rasheed M. A. Azzam
2004 - R. Clark Jones

 

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2014 - J. Scott Tyo

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his contributions to the theory of polarimeter optimization, the characterization and calibration of polarimeters, and to the understanding of microgrid polarimeter data processing.

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2013 - José Jorge Gil

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his groundbreaking collection of rigorous mathematical descriptions of polarization that are used widely to interpret experimental data. His work in polarization optics forms part of the underpinnings of modern polarimetry.

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2012 - Jan Olof Stenflo

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his wide-ranging and fundamental work on the measurement and theory of polarized radiation.

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2011 - Johannes Fitzgerald de Boer

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his contributions to the development of polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography as a means for quantitatively assessing the depth-resolved birefringence of biological tissues, especially in ophthalmology.

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2010 - Emil Wolf

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his contributions in formulating the modern theories of coherence and polarization of optical fields.

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