Boris Vasilyevich Bokut (27.10.1926, v. Sokolshchyna, Uzda district, Minsk region – 15.03.1993) – physicist. Academician (1980; Corresponding Member since 1974), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1973), Professor (1975). Honored Scientist of the BSSR (1978). Member of the Great Patriotic War.
Scientific studies are devoted to the problems of theoretical physics. He developed methods for correctly solving boundary problems in electrodynamics of optically active crystals and methods for determining all parameters of activity by measuring the polarization of reflected and transmitted radiation. He studied the laws of propagation, reflection and refraction of electromagnetic waves in optically active crystals, determined the efficiency of generation of total, difference, and doubled frequencies depending on the radiation properties and parameters of a nonlinear crystal. Revealed the main aspects of the phenomenon of nonlinear optical activity, nonlinear frequency conversion of radiation, studied the nonlinear ponderomotive effect of high-power radiation on crystals.
Author of about 200 scientific papers, including 3 monographs, 20 inventions.
State Prize of the USSR (1984) for the series of works “Highly efficient nonlinear frequency conversion in crystals and the creation of tunable sources of coherent optical radiation”, published in 1963–1982.
Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1976, 1986), World War of the I degree (1985), the medal "For Courage" (1944), the medal of Francisk Skaryna (1991), other medals.