About the Author
Melvin Lax (Deceased)Distinguished Professor of PhysicsCity College of New YorkMelvin Lax was a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the City College of the City University of New York (1971-2002), and a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences (1983-2002). He has been associated with Bell Laboratories as a member of the technical staff (1955-1972), as head of the Theoretical Physics Research Department (1962-1964) and as consultant to the Solid State Electronics Research Laboratory.After receiving his PhD in Physics from MIT (1947), Dr. Lax advanced from assistant to full professor of Physics at Syracuse University, (1947-55). He has also taught at Princeton (Spring 1961) and at Oxford (1961-1962). Dr. lax has published more than 200 papers.In 1999 Lax shared the Willis Lamb Medal for Laser Science and Quantum Optics. Dr. Lax was listed Who's Who in America.Wei CaiSenior research staffInstitute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and lasersDepartment of PhysicsCity College of New YorkWei Cai received Ph. D degree in Physics from University of Houston in 1985. He also received a MS degree in computer science from City College of City University of New York in 1992. He joined the Department of Physics at the City College of the City University of New York as a research associate in 1985. Recently, he is a senior member of the research staff at the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. His main research interests are in radiative transfer and optical imageprocessing. He has published 55 papers and holds 4 U. S. Patent.Min XuResearch staffInstitute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and lasersDepartment of PhysicsCity College of New YorkMin Xu received Ph. D degree in Physics from City University of New York in 2001. He is currently a research associate at the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers. He works at the interface of physics, engineering and biomedical sciences. His main research interests are in optical physics, stochastic processes and inverse problems in physical and biological sciences, in particular, biomedical optical spectroscopy and imaging. He has published 30 peer-reviewed journal papers and holds1 U. S. Patent.