Digital Holography & 3-D Imaging (DH)

Digital Holography & 3-D Imaging (DH)

The Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging meeting provides a forum for science, technology, and applications of digital holographic, and three-dimensional imaging and display methods. Topic areas include interferometry, phase microscopy, novel holographic processes, 3D and novel displays, integral imaging, computer generated holograms, compressive holography, full-field tomography, and holography with various light sources including coherent to incoherent and X-ray to terahertz waves.  This is a highly inter-disciplinary forum with applications in biomedicine, biophotonics, nanomaterials, nanophotonics, and scientific and industrial metrologies.


  • Advances in Digital Holographic Techniques
  • 3D Imaging and Display Systems
  • Computer Generated Holograms
  • Compressive Holography
  • Transport of Intensity
  • Quantitative Phase Imaging
  • Holographic Lithography
  • Digital Holographic Microscopy
  • Digital Holographic Optical Processing
  • Metrology and Profilometry
  • Holographic Remote Sensing Techniques
  • Fourier Transform Light scattering
  • Biomedical/Clinical / Medical applications
  • Novel Applications of Digital Holography
Francis T. Yu, Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited StatesHolography: Rediscovery, Development and Beyond , Plenary

George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesCompressive Phase Retrieval, Tutorial

Byoungho Lee, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea3D Depth Capture and Imaging for Microscopy, Tutorial

Jaewu Choi, Kyung Hee UniversitySouth KoreaScalable Spatial Light Modulators for Digital Holography, Invited

Daping Chu, University of CambridgeUnited KingdomImproving the Layer-based Approach for Rapid Hologram Generation , Invited

Michel Gross, Universite de Montpellier IIFranceHeterodyne Holography: An Optimal and Versatile 2D Detection Scheme, Invited

Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of TechnologyChinaWhen 3D Holgographic Display Meets with Nanotechnology, Invited

Makoto Naruse, National Inst Information & Comm TechJapanOptical Near-field Processes and Their Applications to Intelligence and Volumetric Display, Invited

Yikai Su, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChinaHigh-efficiency Real-time Optical Holographic Display Using Quantum Dot Doped Liquid Crystal, Invited

Ching-Cherng Sun, National Central UniversityTaiwanDigital Optical Phase Conjugator and the Applications, Invited

Eriko Watanabe, UECJapanQuantitative Phase Imaging with a Digital Holographic Microscope Using a Spherical Reference Beam, Invited

Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapanHolographic 3D Touch Sensing Display, Invited

General Chair

Changhe ZhouShanghai Inst of Optics and Fine MechChina

Program Chairs

Partha BanerjeeUniv. of Dayton, USA
Hoonjong Kang, Korea Electronics Technology Inst.South Korea
Pascal PicartLAUM CNRS Université du MaineFrance

Program Committee

Liangcai Cao, Tsinghua Univ.China
Chau-Jern ChengNational Taiwan Normal Univ.Taiwan
Marc GeorgesUniversite de LiegeBelgium
Yoshio HayasakiUtsunomiya Univ.Japan
Bahram Javidi, Univ. of ConnecticutUSA
Jinwoong Kim, Electronics and Telecom Research InstSouth Korea
Nam Kim, Chungbuk National Univ. South Korea
Thomas KreisBremer Inst für Angewandte StrahltechnikGermany
Jung-Ping Liu, Feng Chia Univ.Taiwan
Sung-Wook Min, Kyung Hee Univ.South Korea
Georges NehmetallahCatholic Univ. of AmericaUSA
Wolfgang OstenInstitut für Technische OptikGermany
Alan PurvisUniv. of DurhamUnited Kingdom
Joseph RosenBen Gurion Univ. of the NegevIsrael
Yunlong ShengUniversite LavalCanada
Yasuhiro TakakiTokyo Univ. of Agriculture and TechnologyJapan
Xiaodi Tan, Beijing Inst. of TechnologyChina
Peter TsangCity Univ. of Hong KongHong Kong
G. von Bally, Westfaelische Wilhelms Univ MunsterGermany
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Inst. of TechnologyChina
Abbie Watnik, US Naval Research LaboratoryUSA
Baoli YaoChinese Academy of SciencesChina
Hiroshi YoshikawaNihon Univ.Japan
Jianlin ZhaoNorthwestern Polytechnical Univ.China

Advisory Committee

Ting-Chung Poon, Virginia Tech., USA
George Barbastathis, MIT, USA
Byoungho Lee, Seoul National Univ., Korea
Kehar SinghITM Univ., India
Ichirou Yamaguchi, Gunma Univ., Japan
Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya Univ., Japan
Myung K. KimUniv. of South Florida, USA

Lab of Applied Optics and Metrology Tour and Banquet

Sunday, May 24 2015
Shanghai University, Zhabei District
16:00-21:00

For questions or to RSVP, contact Dr. Hongyue Gao at gaohylet@i.shu.edu.cn

DH Attendees arriving on Sunday, 24 May are cordially invited by Prof. Hongyue Gao, Shanghai University,  to participate in special tour of the Lab of Applied Optics and Metrology, followed by a complimentary banquet at Lehu Center at the Shanghai University.

The lab focuses on Holographic 3D Video Displays, Optical Measurement, Digital Holography, Hologram Storage, 3D Shape Acquisition, 3D Imaging Theory, Optical Design, and Precision Mechanical Engineering.

The following systems will be shown during tour on May 24:

  1. Real-time Holographic 3D Television Systems using super-fast liquid crystal films
  2. Holographic 3D Video Projectors based on fog 3D screens
  3. Digital Holography Detector
  4. Cylinder Measurement System based on interferometry
  5. Holographic Disk Storage System
  6. 3D Hologram Print Systems
  7. Digital Holographic 3D Displayer using two spatial light modulators
  8. Optical Three-dimensional Measurement System
  9. Gradient-index (GRIN) Fiber Probe System

Fusion Research

Daily Tours Available
3:00-4:00 pm everyday

SIOM has focused on the research and development of high-power laser technology and engineering for decades. In addition to the earlier achievements in the development of high-power laser technologies and facilities for laser fusion experiments, SIOM has developed in recent years the first Chinese multikilojoule laser facility, Shenguang (SG for short and means "magic light" in Mandarin)-II facility. The SG-II laser facility includes eight laser beams (Fig. 1) in two bundles and a multifunctional beam (the ninth beam). The time synchronization among laser beams is within 10 ps root-mean-square (RMS).

The Lab allows daily visits from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Please contact Wei Jia, if you are interested.

Plenary Session

Holography: Rediscovery, Development and Beyond 
Francis T. Yu, Pennsylvania State UniversityUnited States

Conference Reception

Monday, 25 May
18:30 - 20:30
The Canteen

Enjoy evening meal and drinks with friends and colleagues at the DH reception.  The reception will feature local entertainment. Badges must be worn at all times for DH events.

Tutorial Presentations

Methodology for Solving Inverse Problems Using Phase Space and Sparsity Priors
George Barbastathis, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States

3D Depth Capture and Imaging for Microscopy
Byoungho Lee, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea

Francis T. S. Yu

Evan Pugh Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Holography: Rediscovery, Development and Beyond 
Dr. Yu shall begin with a kind of image formation using spatial coherent illumination, which was discovered in the 700’s AD Tang Dynasty China, known as the Chinese magic mirror by the Europeans, Japanese mirror in Japan and see-through mirror by the Chinese.  Nevertheless the concept of “Wave Front Remonstration” was first theoretically and experimentally discovered by Dennis Gabor in 1948, but owning to poor coherent light source at that time. Nonetheless color-image formation using spatial sampling was first shown by Herbert E. Ives in 1906 for his work on diffraction color photography. It is however due to the rediscovery of wave front reconstruction by Emmett N. Leith’s transmission-type hologram, as well by Yuri N. Denisyuk’s reflection-type hologram, in 1962., that made holography a wide spread of practical application. In spite of that, transmission-type holography is profoundly related to Herbert E. Ives’s sampling photography developed in 1906, and reflection-type hologram is eminently similar to M. Gabriel Lippmann’s color photographic process in 1891. In spite of all, the success of the rediscovery of holography (or wave front reconstruction) was mainly owning to the discovered a strong coherent light source; the laser in the earlier 1960s. Although the original objective for the development of holography was mainly to improve electron microscopy and reproduction of high quality three-dimensional imageries, but it has became a much wider application far beyond its legacy, as Dr. Yu shall show some of them in this talk.

Dr. Francis T.S. Yu is an Evan Pugh Emeritus (University) Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. He authored and co-authored twelve text books and co-edited four rnonographs. He is a life fellow of the IEEE, fellow of OSA, SPIE and PSCA. He was the recipient of the 2004 Dennis Gabor Award of the International Society for Optical Engineering and the co-recipient of the IEEE 1998 Donald G. Fink Prize Award. Dr. Yu received the Ph. D. degree (1964) in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has published over 300 refereed papers in various professional journals and the recipient of The 1993 Premier Research Award of the Penn State Engineering Society and the 1993 Faculty Scholar Medal at Penn State University. He is an Honorary Professor of the National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Honorary Professor of Nankai University (China) and others.  And some of his books have been translated in Russian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean.