Andrei Markovich Goncharenko (b. 02.01.1933, v. Versonka, Krupki district, Minsk region), physicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1984; corresponding member since 1972), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1972), Professor (1974). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1978).
Works on physical and integrated optics, quantum electronics. Investigated the properties of the circular optical axes of absorbing crystals and crystal plates, surfaces of refractive indices and absorption coefficients. He developed a theory of anisotropic dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, revealed the influence of anisotropy on wave types, the localization of energy and critical frequencies of waveguides, studied in detail the isotropic and crystalline planar waveguides of integrated optics, attenuation and amplification of light in thin-film waveguides, considered the waveguide properties of non-uniform thin-film layers and layers of non-uniform thin-film layers. mod heterogeneous fiber. Constructed a theory of propagation of Gaussian elliptic beams in lens-like anisotropic and active media.
Author of about 250 scientific papers, incl. 3 monographs.
State Prize of the BSSR in 1984 for a series of works "Planar optical waveguides".
Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1981), medal.