José Jorge Gil was born in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1956.
He received his Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Zaragoza in 1979.
He was a predoctoral fellow at the Laboratorio de Optica (University of Zaragoza), in 1980-83.
He received the Ph.D. degree in Physics (Optics) from the University of Zaragoza in 1983.
He was associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza, Spain from 1983 to 1987.
He was a professor at the University of Zaragoza, Spain from 1987.
He was the general manager of the R&D Department of the Spanish company BGL S.A. in 1991-1996, where he led the development of new original products such as the wireless voting system for interactive meetings “Test Manager”. Dr Gil was awarded by the Spanish Industry Ministry in 1993 as the inventor and manager of this product.
From 1996 he combined his work in the university with different R+D industrial posts.
He was founder of the spin-off R&D companies Fibercom S. L. and Metroptica S. L.
He has led more than 30 R&D projects.
He is author of the book:
"Polarized light and the Mueller matrix approach" José J. Gil and R. Ossikovski. CRC Press (Taylor&Francis) 2016
He is author of many reviewed papers and book chapters and he has presented invited talks in international workshops.
He received the "G. G. Stokes Award" 2013 from the International Society for Optics and Photonics: SPIE.
Research on Optics
Dr. Gil's research interest in Physics is mainly centred in polarization optics.
From the experimental point of view, Dr. Gil has designed absolute automatic PCSCA Mueller polarimeters based on rotating waveplates which are currently used in several laboratories of Optics. The first original version was built in 1979.
From a theoretical point of view he is author of some relevant contributions concerning the physical properties of the material media with respect to the transformation of polarized light, as well as the characterization of the polarimetric purity of n-dimensional systems under the scope of a unified polarimetric algebra. These mentioned works deal with subjects such as:
* A purity (nondepolarizing) criterion for physical Mueller matrices.
* The definition of physical quantities characterizing the polarizing and depolarizing power of a medium: indices and components of polarimetric purity, depolarization index.
* Polar and general decomposition of pure systems (serial decomposition).
* Parallel decomposition of depolarizing systems: Arbitrary and characteristic (trivial) decompositions.
* Obtainment of an objective procedure for parallel polarimetric subtraction: Polarimetric subtraction of Mueller matrices and Stokes vectors.
* Complete characterization of 3D polarized electromagnietic waves: 3D Indices of Purity and 3D components of purity. Intrinsic Stokes parameters
* Characterization of the statistical purity of a physical system characterized by an nxn coherency (or density) matrix. nD indices o purity.
*Physical invariants and arrow form of a Mueller matrix. Arrow form of a Mueller matrix.
* Characteristic ellipsoids of a Mueller matrix.