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James Fienup being awarded the OSA Emmett N. Leith Medal 2013

March 4, 2013

Dr. James Fienup , Robert E. Hopkins Professor of Optics, has been selected as the latest recepient of the OSA Emmett N. Leith Medal 2013. Jim is being recognized for the integration of optics and digital systems as demonstrated in pioneering contributions to phase retrieval, image restoration, wavefront sensing and computational imaging.  

The Emmett N. Leith Medal, established in 2006, honors Emmett N. Leith, a world-renowned scientist in holography and optical information processing. Leith was a pioneer of coherent optics in radar systems and is credited with developing modern holography in the early 1960s. This award recognizes seminal contributions to the field of optical information processing. In assessing the significance of the contribution, consideration is given to all aspects including theoretical and conceptual breakthroughs as well as practical applications. Optical information processing is broadly conceived to include sensing and analog signal processing as well as computing (classical and quantum) and optical storage. 

OSA’s Awards and Medals are traditionally presented at Frontiers in Optics, OSA’s Annual Meeting.  FiO 2013 will be held in Orlando, Florida, 6-10 October, with the awards ceremony tentatively scheduled for Monday, 7 October. 


Congratulations on this well deserved honor!