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SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics

The SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in diffractive wavefront technologies, especially those that further the development of holography and metrology applications. Honorarium $2,000.

Dennis Gabor (June 5, 1900-February 9, 1979) was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notablefor inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. Gabor also researched how human beings communicate and hear, resulting in the theory of granular synthesis. This and work in related areas was foundational in the development of time-frequency analysis.

Current Winner

Malgorzata Kujawinska 2021 Dennis Gabor Award winner   Malgorzata Kujawinska, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, is the 2021 winner of the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in recognition of her outstanding and manifold contributions to the holographic technologies in optical metrology, optical imaging, and optical information processing as well as her extraordinary dedication to the SPIE community and widely recognized international leadership in applied optical engineering.
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Previous Recipients of the SPIE Dennis Gabor Award

2020 - Pietro Ferraro
2019 - Min Gu
2018 - Kishan Dholakia
2017 - Toyohiko Yatagai
2016 - Ting-Chung Poon
2015 - Kazuyoshi ITOH
2014 - Pramod Rastogi
2013 - David J. Brady
2012 - Yeshaiahu Fainman
2011 - Wolfgan Osten
2010 - Mitsuo Takeda
2009 - Rajpal Sirohi
2008 - Leonid Glebov
2007 - Ichirou Yamaguchi
2006 - Demetri Psaltis
2005 - Bahram Javidi
2004 - Francis T. S. Yu
2003 - Chandra Vikram
2002 - Werner P. O. Jüptner
2001 - Hans Tiziani
2000 - Ole Johan Løkberg
1999 - Stephen A. Benton
1998 - Toshimitsu Asakura
1997 - Nils Abramson
1996 - Joseph Shamir
1995 - R. J. Pryputniewicz
1994 - H. John Caulfield
1993 - Gordon M. Brown
1992 - P. Hariharan
1991 - Paul Kirkpatrick and Albert V. Baez
1990 - William A. Gambling
1989 - R. Clark Jones
1988 - Trevor Moss
1987 - Joseph W. Goodman
1986 - A. Jacques Beaulieu
1985 - Robert A. Jones
1984 - Abe Offner
1983 - Emmett N. Leith and Yuri N. Denisyuk

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2020 - Pietro Ferraro
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation   in recognition of significant contributions to the development of Digital Holography.
2019 - Min Gu
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of hispioneering work in nanoscale information optics, including optically-digitized holography and optical data storage using advanced nanomaterials. This ground-breaking research has led a new paradigm-shift in nanometric ultrathin wide-angle 3D display and Petabyte data storage.

2018 - Kishan Dholakia
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his work in optical beam shaping using dynamic and static diffractive optics. This work has led to paradigm shifts in manipulation, nano-surgery and imaging and has enabled new routes for the understanding of holographic light fields for a range of applications.

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2017 - Toyohiko Yatagai
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his significant contributions to the development of computer-generated holography, and related techniques for optical metrology, information processing, display and optical storage.
2016 - Ting-Chung Poon
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering contributions to optical scanning holography (OSH), which has contributed significantly to the development of novel digital holography and 3-D Imaging.
2015 - Kazuyoshi ITOH
 
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his eminent contribution to the development of incoherent holography and nonlinear optical microscopy through his pioneering work on coherence-based multispectral and 3D imaging, and nonlinear optical imaging and manipulations of biological and inorganic industrial materials.
 
 
 
2014 - Pramod Rastogi
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his ground breaking research in the development of high resolution and multi-component parametric phase formulation methods for the simultaneous estimation of multiple phases and their derivatives from holographic interference patterns.
 
 

2013 - David J. Brady
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his development of compressive holographic and tomographic imaging systems and for advances in the physical and information science of imaging and spectroscopy.

2012 - Yeshaiahu Fainman
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his novel applications of ultrafast pulses and nanophotonics in information processing systems.

2011 - Wolfgang Osten
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development of holography-based technologies for measurements on large, micro and nano-structures.

2010 - Mitsuo Takeda
 
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation 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.