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Dr. Emil Wolf

Dr. Emil Wolf

Wilson Professor of Optical Physics


Email

ewlupus@pas.rochester.edu

Phone

585-275-4397 (Office)
585-473-0687 (Fax)
585-387-0775 (Home)

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Biography

Dr. Wolf received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics (1945), and his Ph.D. in Physics (1948), both from from the University of Bristol (England). He received a D.Sc. degree in Optics from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) in 1955. After research positions at Cambridge University (1948-51), the University of Edinburgh (1951-53), and the University of Manchester (1954-58), Prof. Wolf joined the University of Rochester as Associate Professor of Optics in 1959. He was appointed Professor of Physics in 1961, Professor of Optics in 1978, and has been the Wilson Professor of Optical Physics since 1987. Dr. Wolf is the co-author, with Nobel Laureate Max Born, of the well-known book, Principles of Optics, first published in 1959 and now in its seventh edition. He is the co-author, with Leonard Mandel, of Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, published in 1995. Dr. Wolf has been the Editor of an ongoing series Progress in Optics since its inception in 1961. Forty-three volumes have now been published, the first one in 1961. Dr. Wolf is the recipient of the Frederic Ives Medal of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (1978), the Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute (1980), the Max Born Award of the OSA (1987), the Marconi Medal of the Italian National Research Council (1987), the Gold Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science (1991), the Medal of the Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists (1991), and the Gold Medal of Palacky University, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (1991). He is an honorary member of the Optical Society of America, of which he was the President in 1978. He is also an honorary member of the Optical Societies of India and Australia and is the recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1989), the University of Edinburgh (1990), Palacky University (1992), the University of Bristol (1997), Laval University, Quebec (1997), the University of Franche Comté, France (1999) and Aalborg University, Denmark (1999).

Awards & Honors

1999 Honorary Degree from the University of Franche Comté, France
1999 Honorary Degree from Aalborg University, Denmark
1997 Honorary Degree from the University of Bristol
1992 Honorary Degree from Palacky University
1991 Gold Medal of the Czechoslovak Academy of Science
1991 Medal of the Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists
1991 Honorary Degree from Laval University, Quebec
1990 Honorary Degree from the University of Edinburgh
1989 Honorary Degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
1987 Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America
1987 Marconi Medal of the Italian National Research Council
1980 Michelson Medal of the Franklin Institute
1978 Frederic Ives Medal of the Optical Society of America (OSA)

Recent Publications

2005
O. Korotkova, M. Salem, A. Dogariu, E. Wolf
"Changes in the polarization ellipse of random electromagnetic beams propagating through the turbulent atmosphere"
WAVES IN RANDOM AND COMPLEX MEDIA 15 (3): 353-364 (2005)
2005
T. Shirai, O. Korotkova, E. Wolf
"A method of generation electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams"
J. Opt A7(3), 232-237
2005
T. Shirai, O. Korotkova, E. Wolf
"A method of generation electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams"
J. Opt A7(3), 232-237
2005
O. Korotkova and E. Wolf
"Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam on propagation"
Opt. Comm., 246(3), 35-43
2005
O. Korotkova and E. Wolf
"Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam on propagation"
Opt. Comm., 246(3), 35-43
2005
O. Korotkova, B. Hoover, V. Gamiz, and E. Wolf
"Coherence and polarization properties of far fields generated by quasi-homogeneous planar electromagnetic sources"
JOSA A 22(11), 2547-2556
2005
J. Ellis, A Dogariu, S. Ponomarenko, and E. Wolf
"Degree of polarization of statistically stationary electromagnetic fields"
Opt. Comm. 248, 333-337
2005
O. Korotkova and E. Wolf
"Generalized stokes parameters of random electromagnetic beams"
Opt. Lett., 30(2), 198-200
2005
G. S. Agarwal, A. Dogariu, T. D. Visser, E. Wolf
"Generation of complete coherence in Young's interference experiment with random mutually uncorrelated electromagnetic beams"
Opt. Lett., 30(2), 120-122
2004
M. Mujat, A. Dogariu, and E. Wolf
"A law of interference of electromagnetic beams of any state of coherence and polarization and the Fresnel-Arago interference laws"
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 21, 2414
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