Bob Sica paper claims the Spotlight on Optics honour of the Optical Society of America

Prof. Bob Sica

The Optical Society of America has chosen a research paper, written by Western Professor Bob Sica and his colleague Alexander Haefele for their Spotlight in Optics honour.

The citation, in part, states that "The paper by Sica and Haefele introduces important advances in the retrieval of temperature profiles from Rayleigh-scatter lidar by applying the optimal estimation method (OEM)... Therefore, it is expected that this method will become more widely used among the lidar community."

The research paper by Sica and Haefele is titled, "Retrieval of temperature from a multiple-channel Rayleigh-scatter lidar using an optimal estimation method" and was completed while Bob was on sabattical in Switzerland.