Keynote Speakers : Prof. Mitsuo Takeda


 Prof. Mitsuo Takeda 
Utsunomiya University, Tochigi Japan,  University of Electro- Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan.

What is Synthetic Statistical Optics? Synthesizing statistical optical fields with desired coherence and polarization properties

Wei Wang
                 Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dinesh N. Naik and Rakesh K. Singh
                 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, India

 The last decade has seen much progress in the theory of coherence and polarization, and in their unified treatment, where majority of researchers have taken analytic approaches to the phenomena of stochastic optical fields. In this talk, we will shed light on yet another less known research strategy based on synthetic approaches, which are referred to as synthetic statistical optics. Specifically, we will introduce our recent efforts to develop several new techniques of unconventional holography for synthesizing statistical optical fields with desired spatial distributions of coherence and polarization. 


Mitsuo Takeda is Adjunct Professor of Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE) at Utsunomiya University, Tochigi Japan, and Professor Emeritus of the University of Electro- Communications (UEC), Tokyo, Japan.
Mitsuo Takeda received the BE degree in Electrical Engineering from UEC in 1969, and the ME and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo, respectively, in 1971 and 1974. After working for Canon Inc., he joined the faculty of UEC in 1977. During 1985 he was a visiting scholar of Prof. Joseph W. Goodman’s Group at Stanford University, and an Alexander von Humboldt Guest Professor of Institut für Technische Optik, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, for the years 2013-2014.

His technical activities and interest include:
・ Optical metrology, especially basic principles and industrial applications of optical interferometry and profilometry; Fringe analysis and image processing
・ Holography and its application to optical metrology and optical information processing
His service to technical community includes:
・ Executive Director of the Optical Society of Japan, JSAP, 2010.4-2012.3
・ Board of Directors of Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), 1993-1995
・ Board of Directors of Optical Society of Japan, 1996-1997
・ Board of Directors of SPIE (USA) 2003, 2007-2009.
・ Associate Editor of Optical Review, 1994-2003
・ Asian Editor of Journal of Holography and Speckle, 2004-present.
・ Member of the Editorial Board of Industrial Metrology, 1990-1993, and Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 1999-present, Chinese Optics, 2009-present, Journal of the European Optical Society Rapid Publications, 2013-Present
Honors and recognitions:
Dennis Gabor Award (SPIE, 2010), Humboldt Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2013), Optics and Quantum Electronics Achievement Award (Hiroshi Takuma Award, JSAP, 2012), Chandra S. Vikram Award (SPIE, 2017), Distinguished Alumni Award (UEC, 2011), SPIE Fellow (1999), OSA Fellow (2007), JSAP Fellow (2007), Member of International Order of Knights of Holography (1999).