Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

The Goodman Book Writing Award recognizes a recent and influential book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, business or industry.

The award, co-sponsored by OSA and SPIE, is presented in even-numbered years, and is endowed by a gift from Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman. The award was established in 2005.

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Year      Book and Authors
2016   Tissue Optics: Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis, Third Edition, Valery V. Tuchin
Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, Wenshan Cai and Vladimir Shalaev
2012   Lens Design Fundamentals, Second Edition,  Rudolf Kingslake
and R. Barry Johnson
2010   Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging,  Lihong V. Wang and Hsin-i Wu
2008   Introduction to the Theory of Coherence and Polarization of Light, Emil Wolf
2006   Foundations of Image Science,  Harrison H. Barrett and Kyle J. Myers

In 2006, Honorable Mentions were selected: 

  • Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd edition, G.P. Agrawal
  • Nonlinear Optics, 2nd edition, Robert W. Boyd
  • Optical Imaging and Aberrations, Part II. Wave Diffraction Optics, Virendra N. Mahajan
  • Classical Optics and Its Applications, Masud Mansuripur 
  • Modern Lens Design, Warren Smith