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OSA and SPIE name top books in optics/photonics

The Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering presented the first Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award, administered by a joint committee of the societies, in March. The biennial award is funded ($5000) by the J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation. The prize honors a recent outstanding book in optics and photonics.

The 2006 recipients are Harrison H. Barrett and Kyle J. Myers for Foundations of Image Science (Wiley, 2004).

Five honorable mentions were designated by the committee from among the nominated book.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd edition, G.P. Agrawal (Academic Press, 2001)
Nonlinear Optics, 2nd edition, Robert W. Boyd (Academic Press, 2003)
Optical Imaging and Aberrations, Part II. Wave Diffraction Optics, Virendra N. Mahajan (SPIE Press, 2001)
Classical Optics and Its Applications, Masud Mansuripur (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001)
Modern Lens Design, Warren J. Smith (McGraw-Hill & SPIE Press, 2005)

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