Research Cooperation between Catholic Universityof Leuven Campus Kortrijk and University of Gdansk in Acousto-optics - A Historical Recollection1

A. Śliwiński
2015 Physics Procedia  
A b s t r a c t A short review of results achieved during many years of cooperation between the Belgian group of KULAK and the Polish group of Gdansk University (UG) is presented as a tribute to Oswald Leroy for his significant contribution. The scientific research in examination of ultrasonic light interaction phenomena was the area of this fruitful joint collaboration since 1971. Oswald Leroy's crucial role in the cooperation is emphasized and some historical events are recalled. His original
more » ... theoretical papers predicted new theoretical phenomena which were successfully experimentally verified in the A. O. laboratory at the University of Gdansk. Later on, they have become inspiration for further fundamental search in acousto-optics. Members of Gdansk AO group many times visited Kortrijk to work together on ULD phenomena or attending seminars and symposia organized in Belgium and the Belgian group took part in the international Spring Schools and Applications systematically organized by Gdansk University as the triennial meetings since 1980. Leroy's contribution to the mutual co-operation has been recognized as so important and significant that in 1991 he was honored with the Doctorate Honoris Causa of the University of Gdansk.
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.08.266 fatcat:rjpndvl6czaxze3ywgab6gl4wi