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Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging

19 May 2019 – 23 May 2019 Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Bordeaux, France

Topic areas include interferometry, phase microscopy, novel holographic processes, 3D and novel displays, integral imaging, computer generated holograms, compressive holography, full-field tomography, specific image and signal processing, and holography with various light sources including coherent to incoherent and X-ray to terahertz waves.


  • Advances in Digital Holographic Techniques
  • 3D Imaging and Display Systems
  • Computer Generated Holograms
  • Compressive Holography
  • Quantitative Phase Imaging
  • Holographic Lithography
  • Digital Holographic Microscopy
  • Digital Holographic Tomography
  • Digital Holographic Optical Processing
  • Metrology and Profilometry
  • Gated Digital Holography (Time and Coherence Gating)
  • Digital Holography in LIDAR and related Remote Sensing Techniques
  • Incoherent Holography
  • Transport of Intensity
  • Biomedical/Clinical/Medical Applications
  • Dynamic Holography and Novel Recording Materials
  • Digital Holography in Nonlinear Optical Systems
  • Terahertz Generation and its Application to Digital Holography
  • Polarization Holography
  • Digital Holography for Inspection of Scattering Media
  • 2D&3D Image Processing for Digital Holography & Feature Recognition
  • Deep Learning, Neural Networks related to DH and applications
  • Emerging Applications of Digital Holography



  • Wolfgang Osten, Universität StuttgartGermany 
    True holography or simply beguiling the eye: Where the journey may go? Keynote
  • Daniel Smalley, Brigham Young UniversityUnited States 
    Novel Volumetric 3D Displays Keynote
  • Tomasz Kozacki, Politechnika WarszawskaPoland 
    Reconstruction algorithms, capture systems and applications of Holographic Tomography Tutorial
  • Guohai Situ, Chinese Academy of SciencesChina 
    Deep Learning for Digital Holography Tutorial
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, University of ArizonaUnited States 
    Holographic See-through & Displays
  • Pierre Bon, CNRSFrance 
    Self-interference 3D Super-resolution Microscopy for Deep Tissue Investigations
  • Hui Cao, Yale UniversityUnited States 
    Speckle-Based Spectrometers
  • Daniel Carl, Fraunhofer Inst Phys Measurement TechGermany 
    Industrial Applications of Digital Holography
  • Victor Dyomin, Tomsk State UniversityRussia 
    Holography of Particles for Diagnostics Tasks
  • Corinne Fournier, University of Lyon, FranceFrance 
    Numerical Reconstruction of Holograms Using Inverse Problems Approaches
  • Hongyue Gao, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChina 
    HolographicTrue 3D Virtual Reality based on Big Data
  • Tatiana Latychevskaia, Physics Institute, University of ZurichSwitzerland 
    Phase Retrieval for Digital Holography
  • Byoungho Lee, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea 
    Metasurface Holograms and Metalenses for AR/VR
  • David Rabb, US Air Force Research LaboratoryUnited States 
    Spatial and Spectral Phasing for Synthetic Aperture Systems
  • Yusuke Sando, Utsunomiya UniversityJapan 
    Fast Calculation Method for Holographic 3D Display with a Convex Parabolic Mirror Based on the Segmentation



Technical Program Committee

  • Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton, United States , Chair
  • Pascal Picart, LAUM CNRS Université du Maine, France , Chair
  • Marc Georges, Liege Universite, Belgium , Program Chair
  • Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China , Program Chair
  • Percival Almoro, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines
  • Maria Pilar Arroyo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Liangcai Cao, Tsinghua University, China
  • Chau-Jern Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Daping Chu, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Victor Dyomin, Tomsk State University, Russia
  • Konstantinos Falaggis, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
  • Claas Faldorf, Bremer Inst für Angewandte Strahltechnik, Germany
  • Pietro Ferraro, Institute of Intelligent Systems CNR, Italy
  • Marc Georges, Liege Universite, Belgium
  • Yoshio Hayasaki, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Björn Kemper, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Myung Kim, University of South Florida, United States
  • Taegeun Kim, Sejong University, South Korea
  • Tomasz Kozacki, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Kyoji Matsushima, Kansai University, Japan
  • Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica AC, Mexico
  • George Nehmetallah, Catholic University of America, United States
  • Naveen Nishchal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
  • Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jae-Hyeung Park, Inha University, South Korea
  • Nikolai Petrov, ITMO University, Russia
  • Ting-Chung Poon, Virginia Tech, United States
  • Peter Schelkens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Yunlong Sheng, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Bertrand Simon, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
  • Kehar Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Guohai Situ, Shanghai Inst. Opt. Fine Mech., China
  • Mikael Sjodahl, Lulea Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
  • Elena Stoykova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
  • Nelson Tabiryan, Beam Enginering for Adv Measurements Co, United States
  • Peter Tsang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dayong Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China
  • Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
  • Toyohiko Yatagai, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Nihon University, Japan

Advisory Committee

  • Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Ting-Chung Poon, Virginia Tech University, USA
  • Toyohiko Yatagal, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Kehar Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, India

Local Organizing Committee

  • Bertrand Simon, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
    Ludovic Vinsonnaud, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
    Jordan Swietlicki, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
    Jean Augereau, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France



Keynote Speakers

Wolfgang Osten

Institute for Applied Optics, University Stuttgart, Germany

True Holography or Simply Beguiling the Eye: Where the Journey May Go?

The continuing hype of virtual (VR), augmented (AR) and mixed (MR) reality contributes to the fact that one meets the term "holography" now at almost every opportunity where principles of stereoscopic or quasi 3d-imaging are applied. May be it is a commercial trick as in case of the Microsoft HoloLens, or the advertisement for some clever methods to display quasi-spatial image data, that give the observer the illusion it is a holographic technique where spatial image information is presented in perfect manner. However, in all that cases real holography is not involved. The reason for this conceptual confusion is justified probably by the Greek term holos. The term was chosen by Dennis Gabor, the inventor of holography, to point out that only holography can store and reconstruct the complete information that is contained in a light field to represent the complete diversity of a natural scene: amplitude, phase, and frequency. But for the perception of any 3d image information this challenge seems to be not so dramatic, because the spatial illusion can be represented almost perfectly even with conventional techniques. We can explore this with stereoscopic techniques. So what is special or the added value of holography and what practical application potential does it open up? So it's well worth a look behind the scenes of holographic imaging. In the talk an attempt is made to differentiate the holographic method from stereoscopic and multi-stereoscopic imaging. The resulting physical-technical challenges to a practical implementation are discussed and an overview is given that summarizes the meanwhile very diverse application scenarios, which result from the holographic principle of wave field recording and reconstruction. It should not be concealed, which practical hurdles accompany the implementation of the principle and what is feasible or meaningful and what is not.

About the Speaker

Wolfgang Osten received the MSc/Diploma in Physics from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in 1979. From 1979 to 1984 he was a member of the Institute of Mechanics in Berlin working in the field of experimental stress analysis and optical metrology. In 1983 he received the PhD degree from the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg for his thesis in the field of holographic interferometry. From 1984 to 1991 he was employed at the Central Institute of Cybernetics and Information Processes ZKI in Berlin making investigations in digital image processing and machine vision. Between 1988 and 1991 he was heading the Institute for Digital Image Processing at the ZKI. In 1991 he joined the Bremen Institute of Applied Beam Technology (BIAS) to establish and to direct the Department Optical 3D-Metrology till 2002. From September 2002 till October 2018 he has been a full professor at the University of Stuttgart and director of the Institute for Applied Optics. From 2006 till 2010 he was the vice rector for research and technology transfer of the Stuttgart University.   His research work is focused on new concepts for industrial inspection and metrology by combining modern principles of optical metrology, sensor technology and digital image processing. Special attention is directed to the development of resolution enhanced technologies for the investigation of micro and nano structures. Wolfgang Osten is fellow of OSA, SPIE, EOS, SEM, and senior member of IEEE. He is a Honorary Professor of the Shenzhen University, China, a Honorary Doctor of the University of Technology of Ilmenau, Germany, the 2011 recipient of the Dennis Gabor Award of the The International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE, the 2018 recipient of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal of the SPIE, the 2019 recipient of the Chandra Vikram Award of the SPIE, and the 2019 recipient of the Emmett N. Leith medal of the OSA.

Daniel Smalley

Brigham Young University, USA

Improving Photophoretic Trap Volumetric Displays

Photophoretic trap volumetric displays or have been reported as a solution for creating small, full-color, high-definition, freespace, volumetric images.  However, to be useful as a display, more broadly, photophoretic trap displays must be made safe, robust and scalable.  In this work, the author describes possible roadmaps for reducing danger, increasing image size, and improving image reliability.  The author also describes future applications and synergies with other 3D technologies.

About the Speaker

Late on a stormy night (Friday the 13th it was!) a shrill cry pierced the darkness and Daniel Smalley was born. Young Daniel was a farmhand by day and an intrepid experimenter by night. He once used an old metal bucket, some sand and a computer fan to construct an aluminum furnace for melting pop-cans and old screen doors into machine tool parts. He also built a number of circuits, a methane digester, a wind-powered electrolysis machine, a laser and a number of fine origami creations of various shapes and sizes. He experimented a great deal with holography, and for this reason was led to attend MIT where he earned a B.S., M.Eng, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees while working to create the world's first low-cost holographic video monitor. Now as a newly minted BYU professor, he is continuing his work in electroholography by fabricating new waveguide-based modulators. Professor Smalley aspires to create large, high resolution, interactive holographic and volumetric displays. He is also part of collaborations pursuing novel brain probes and tractor beam technologies.  


Special Events

Bordeaux Cultural Experience Welcome Reception

Monday, 20 May, 18:30—23:-00
Chateau Luchey-Halde

Join us for networking  and wine tour of beautiful Chateau Luchey-Halde to kick off the 2019 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging meeting!  Shuttle buses will take participants from the conference venue to the reception site and will leave at 18:00.  The visit starts with a view on the vineyards where you will learn about the work carried out there and the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The next stop is the winery where we will explain the wine-making process from the harvest to the bottling. The best part of the visit is left for the end: a tasting of two wines, one red and the other white.  Please note that this event is an additional cost to the registration of the meeting.  Tickets can be purchased for $45 USD either on the conference registration site until maximum capacity has been reached or onsite (if event has not already been sold out). For more information about the reception venue, visit 

Bordeaux River Cruise Conference Banquet

Tuesday, 21 May, 18:30—21:-00
Bordeaux River Cruise

Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening and another opportunity to network with your colleagues.  Ideally located in the heart of Bordeaux , Bordeaux River Cruise invites you aboard its new restaurant-boat, the SICAMBRE,  to discover Bordeaux in a whole new light, along the city’s “Port de la Lune” and its UNESCO World Heritage facades, during a unique 2-hour cruise. Our friendly on-board catering staff offers you top-quality cuisine inspired by the Gironde Estuary. Our talented chef invites you to try his “finger foods” menu: a convivial meal of refined dishes, in perfect harmony with the region’s wines and sure to delight you.  For more information on the cruise visit  One ticket for this event is included in the registration price.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $70 USD online.through the registration site until maximum capacity has been reached or onsite (if event has not already been sold out). Tram B "CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain" station or tram C "Paul doumer"Station". Tram map can be download here.

Free Afternoon to Explore

Tuesday, 21 May, 14:00—19:00
On  Your Own

Technical sessions will end by 14:00 on Tuesday, 21 May so that attendees can enjoy all that Bordeaux has to offer.    For more  information about the location visit 

A Revolution in Display Holography: CHIMERATM, the Third Generation of Holoprinter

Wednesday, 22 May, 18:15—19:15

Join author Yves Gentet, for a public conference on a revolution in display holography: CHIMERATM, the third generation of Holoprinter.  This event is open to the public.


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