• Individual Members
  • Early Career Members
  • Student Members
  • Corporate Members
  • SPIE Professional Magazine
  • SPIE Professional Archives and Special Content
    Contact SPIE Professional
    Photonics for a Better World
    Open Access SPIE Professional
    Entrepreneurs SPIE Professional
  • Visiting Lecturers
  • Women In Optics
  • BACUS Technical Group
Print PageEmail Page
SPIE Professional July 2015

SPIE G.G. Stokes Award 2015

SPIE member Aristide Dogariu received the G.G. Stokes AwardSPIE member Aristide Dogariu, professor of optics at CREOL, University of Central Florida (USA), is the 2015 recipient of the G.G. Stokes Award.

Dogariu is recognized for his development of new theoretical concepts and innovative methods and techniques for understanding and measuring polarization properties of light-matter interaction.

SPIE gives the G.G. Stokes Award annually for exceptional contribution to the field of optical polarization.

“Professor Dogariu is undoubtedly one of the leading authorities in the field of polarization optics,” notes Emil Wolf of University of Rochester (USA), who received the Stokes Award in 2010.

Dogariu’s work on stochastic scattering polarimetry, on the degree of mutual polarization, and the polarimetric description of random electromagnetic fields with different spectral composition is of particular importance, Wolf says.

Dogariu’s most significant contributions to the field of optical polarization include the use of statistical analysis based on higher-order field correlations to analyze the polarization properties of random fields and the use of polarization characteristics of light for describing its interaction with complex media.

These analysis and measurement tools have direct implications for a number of remote sensing and biophotonics applications. In addition, he has developed a new class of polarimetric techniques that rely on stochastic measurements.

This pioneering approach, based on statistical analysis of measured intensities, permits circumventing a number of limitations of classical polarimetry including the need for controlling the excitation fields and the measurement geometries.

Dogariu has served on several SPIE conference program committees including ones on polarization science and remote sensing; reflection, scattering, and diffraction from surfaces; and active polarimeter systems.

Nominate a colleague for SPIE awards

image for SPIE awardsSPIE presents several annual awards that recognize individual and team technical accomplishments in optics and photonics and service to the Society.

Nominations for 2016 may be submitted to SPIE through 1 July 2015 for the Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award and the Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award and by 1 October 2015 for all other SPIE awards.

Nominations remain active for three years from the submission date, except for the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award and the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award.

Nomination forms must be accompanied by:

  • Citation stating the accomplishments of nominee
  • Description of the significant aspects of nominee’s career
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae listing educational background, positions held, publications, awards, honors, activities, and offices held within SPIE
  • At least two letters of reference, not from the nominator

Learn more about SPIE awards.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201507.09

Ready for the benefits of individual SPIE membership?
Join or Renew
Already a member? Get access to member-only content.
Sign In

About SPIE Professional

Advertising and Editorial Calendar
Contact SPIE Professional

Media Partner, International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

IYL logo

July 2015 Advertisers

Logo for Applied Optics Research

logo for Hamamatsu

logo for LaCroix Optical

logo for McGill University

Natsume logo

Photon Engineering logo

logo for Software Spectra

SPIE Professional supports the NPI

NPI supporter badge

Like SPIE on Facebook

SPIE Facebook page

The SPIE Facebook page is a great place to find and share news on optics programs and photonics events.