Anthony Siegman, a widely known expert on lasers and optics, was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1931. He received an A.B. degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1952, an M.S. in Applied Physics from UCLA in 1954, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1957. In 1964, Siegman was promoted to full professor at Stanford University. During his career at Stanford, Professor Siegman supervised some 40 PhD dissertations and published approximately 250 scientific articles and three textbooks: Microwave Solid-State Masers
(McGraw-Hill, 1964), An Introduction to Lasers and Masers
(McGraw-Hill, 1972), and Lasers
(University Science Books, 1986), which became the standard reference in the field.
Siegman was an active participant in the historic first Quantum Electronics symposium at Shawanga Lodge in 1959, which marked the start of serious research into lasers. Thereafter, he began to move his research from microwaves and masers to optics and lasers. He received a number of awards from major professional societies, held several patents in his field, and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1973 and the National Academy of Sciences in 1988.
Throughout his career, Anthony Siegman made many research contributions in microwave and quantum electronics, laser physics and devices, and laser applications and optics. He was regarded by many as a true patriarch.
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2004 CLEO/IQEC Award Ceremony