David Stoler

In Memoriam: David Stoler

April 25, 2018

David Stoler, OSA Fellow Emeritus, passed away on 25 April 2018 at the age of 81. Stoler distinguished himself making many contributions to the field of theoretical quantum optics, with early work on photon antibunching.
 
Stoler did his undergraduate studies at the City College of New York and received his Ph.D. in Physics from Yeshiva University in New York City in 1966.  After graduation, he was on the Physics faculty at Polytechnic Institute of New York in Brooklyn.  He subsequently joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff. Later in his career, he worked at Perkin-Elmer Corporation where he contributed to the project that repaired the flawed Hubble Space Telescope.
 
Stoler was an avid and accomplished jazz saxophonist his entire life and enjoyed it immensely.
He was survived by his companion of 29 years Susan Kaprov, daughter Laurin, brother Ira, and many nieces and nephews. 
 
OSA and the scientific community mourns the loss of David Stoler.