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Arthur H. Firester received a B.A. degree, cum laude, with
Honors in Physics from Brandeis University in 1962, and an M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1964 and 1967, respectively. His doctoral dissertation was based upon research performed on the modulation of light by optically pumped alkalai metal vapors. Before joining the staff of RCA Laboratories, he held the position of Instructor on the faculty of Princeton University for the academic year 1966-67. His recent research has been in the area of nonlinear optical phenomena and their possible application to image processing, and coherent light optical problems and holography.
Dr. Firester is a member of The Society of Sigma Xi and the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, and the IEEE.
- RCA 1972 Company Biography
Arthur H. Firester received a B.A. degree, cum laude, with Honors in Physics from Brandeis University in 1962, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University in 1964 and 1967, respectively. His doctoral dissertation research was on the modulation of light by optically pumped alkali metal vapors. Before joining RCA Laboratories, he was an Instructor at Princeton University for the academic year 1966-67.
Dr. Firester's research at RCA Laboratories has been in the areas of nonlinear optical phenomena and coherent light optical problems, and their applications, lasers, holography, and VideoDisc optical systems. He was awarded a 1969 RCA Achievement Award for his work on parametric conversion of infrared to visible images, a 1975 RCA Achievement Award for his contribution to a team effort resulting in the development of a VideoDisc Defect Detector, and a 1977 RCA Achievement Award for his contribution to a team effort on optical recording and reading techniques compatible with the VideoDisc format. In 1973 he was a visiting scientist at the RCA Zurich Laboratories and in 1974-75 was a visiting Lecturer in the graduate physics department of Princeton University.
Dr. Firester is a member of the Society of Sigma Xi, the American Physical Society, and Optical Society of America and the IEEE.
- RCA 1978 Company Biography
Arthur Firester received his BA cum laude in physics from Brandeis University (1962) and his MA (1964) and PhD (1967) in physics from Princeton University. His research includes optical spectroscopy, holography, lasers and nonlinear optics, optical recording, display device production, engineering and instrumentation, amorphous silicon solar cells (research, fabrication, and application), microwave materials, devices, applications, and systems, flat display technologies, applied mathematics and physics focused on physical system simulation and electron optics design, and software and database engineering. He received four RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Awards, is the author of numerous scientific papers, holds more than 20 U.S. patents, and is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of America, the Society for Information Displays, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
- 1992 Japanese Technology Evaluation Center (JTEC) Biography
In 2002, Arthur Firester was Executive Director for Display Products at Sarnoff Corporation.
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