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Digital Holography and Three-dimensional Imaging

22 June 2020 – 26 June 2020 OSA Virtual Event

The Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging meeting provides a forum for science, technology, applications of digital holographic, three-dimensional imaging and display methods.

This highly interdisciplinary meeting is related to science, technology and applications of digital holography and three-dimensional imaging. Topic areas include interferometry, quantitative phase imaging, transport of intensity methods, 3D imaging and display systems, computer generation of holograms, digital holography with various light sources including coherent to incoherent and X-ray to terahertz waves, polarization and dynamic holography,  compressive holography, specific image and signal processing and digital holographic methods for microscopy, tomography, optical processing, lithography, metrology, scattering media inspection, remote sensing, non-linear optical systems, bio- and nanophotonics. 


  • Advances in digital holographic techniques
  • 3D imaging and display systems
  • Computer generated holograms
  • Quantitative phase imaging
  • Transport of intensity
  • Compressive holography
  • 2D&3D image processing for digital holography & feature recognition
  • Deep learning and neural networks in digital holography and applications
  • Digital holographic microscopy
  • Digital holographic tomography
  • Digital holographic optical processing
  • Metrology and profilometry
  • Holographic lithography
  • Digital holography for inspection of scattering media
  • Polarization holography
  • Gated digital holography (time and coherence gating)
  • Digital holography in LIDAR and related remote sensing techniques
  • Incoherent holography
  • Terahertz generation and its application to digital holography
  • Biomedical/clinical/medical applications
  • Dynamic holography and novel recording materials
  • Digital holography in nonlinear optical systems
  • Emerging applications of digital holography



  • Partha Banerjee, University of DaytonUnited States
    Phase, the Final Frontier: Our Quest to Conquer Phase Keynote
  • Gabriel Popescu, Univ of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States
    Phase Imaging with Computational Sensitivity (PICS) Keynote
  • Byoungho Lee, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
    Learning-based Synthesis of Computer-generated Hologram Tutorial
  • Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan UniversityIsrael
    Super Resolution and Imaging through Scattering Medium via Digital Holography and Quantitative Phase Imaging Tutorial
  • Percival Almoro, University of the Philippines-DilimanPhilippines
    Unordered Propagations: A Breakthrough Algorithm for Multiple-intensity Phase Retrieval
  • Jianglei Di, Northwestern Polytechnic UniversityChina
    Deep Learning-based Holographic Reconstruction in Digital Holography
  • Lionel Hervé, CEA-LETIFrance
    2D and 3D Lensless Microscopes : Easy Tools for Visualizing Cell Culture Time-lapses
  • Jisoo Hong, Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
    OpenHolo: Open Source Library for Hologram Generation, Reconstruction and Signal Processing
  • Ryoichi Horisaki, Osaka UniversityJapan
    Computational Imaging with Randomness
  • Edmund Lam, University of Hong KongHong Kong
    Automatic Detection of Microplastics by Deep Learning Enabled Digital Holography
  • Jung-Ping Liu, Feng Chia UniversityTaiwan
    Unconventional Three-dimensional Imaging by Optical Scanning Holography
  • Julia Lobera, Universidad de ZaragozaSpain
    Axial Spatial Resolution in Digital In-line Holography for Particle Tracking
  • Osamu Matoba, Kobe UniversityJapan
    Stable Multimodal Three-Dimensional Imaging
  • Thomas Naughton, National University of Ireland, MaynoothIreland
    Applications of Multi-label Segmentation in Digital Holographic Microscopy Using Deep Learning
  • YongKeun Park, Korea Advanced Inst of Science & TechSouth Korea
    Quantitative Phase Imaging and Artificial Intelligence: Label-free 3D Imaging, Classification, and Inference
  • Su Ping, Tsinghua UniversityChina
    Compressive Holography for Multilayer Imaging
  • Peter Schelkens, Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
    Standardization of Holographic Compression: JPEG Pleno
  • Pierre St. Hilaire, Magic Leap IncUnited States
    Synthetic Volume Holography: Case Studies
  • Tatsuki Tahara, National Inst of Information & Comm TechJapan
    Approaches for Simultaneous Holographic Multicolor Motion-picture-microscopy Sensing of Multiple Natural Light Sources
  • yingjie yu, Shanghai UniversityChina
    Title to be announced.
  • Caojin Yuan, Nanjing Normal University
    Deep-learning in Digital Holography with Imperfect Data



Advisory Committee

Byoungho Lee; Seoul National University, South Korea
Ting-Chung Poon; Virginia Tech, USA
Toyohiko Yatagai; Utsunomiya University, Japan


  • Juan Liu, Beijing Inst. of Technology, China, General Chair
  • Liangcai Cao, Tsinghua University, China, General Chair  
  • Elena Stoykova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, Program Chair
  • Pietro Ferraro,   Institute of Intelligent Systems CNR, Italy, Program Chair
  • Percival Almoro, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Philippines
  • Partha Banerjee, University of Dayton, United States
  • Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, University of Arizona, United States
  • Ni Chen, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Chau-Jern Cheng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Daping Chu, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Juergen Czarske, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Victor Dyomin, Tomsk State University, Russia
  • Marc Georges, Liege Universite, Belgium
  • Yoshio Hayasaki, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • Björn Kemper, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Myung Kim, University of South Florida, United States
  • Tomasz Kozacki, Politechnika Warszawska, Poland
  • 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
  • Pascal Picart, LAUM CNRS Le Mans Université, France
  • Peter Schelkens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Yunlong Sheng, Universite Laval, Canada
  • Bertrand Simon, Institut d'Otpique Graduate School, France
  • Guohai Situ, Shanghai Inst. Opt. Fine Mech., China
  • Mikael Sjodahl, Lulea Tekniska Universitet, Sweden
  • 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
  • Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Nihon University, Japan
  • Yaping Zhang, Kunming Univ of Sci. and Tech., China
  • Wenjing Zhou, Shanghai University, China


Plenary Session

Katie Bouman

California Institute of Technology, USA

Capturing the First Picture of a Black Hole and Beyond

This talk will present the methods and procedures used to produce the first image of a black hole from the Event Horizon Telescope, as well as discuss future developments. It had been theorized for decades that a black hole would leave a "shadow" on a background of hot gas. Taking a picture of this black hole shadow would help to address a number of important scientific questions, both on the nature of black holes and the validity of general relativity. Unfortunately, due to its small size, traditional imaging approaches require an Earth-sized radio telescope. In this talk, I discuss techniques the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration has developed to photograph a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope, a network of telescopes scattered across the globe. Imaging a black hole’s structure with this computational telescope required us to reconstruct images from sparse measurements, heavily corrupted by atmospheric error. This talk will summarize how the data from the 2017 observations were calibrated and imaged, and explain some of the challenges that arise with a heterogeneous telescope array like the EHT. The talk will also discuss future developments, including how we are developing machine learning methods to help design future telescope arrays.

About the Speaker

Katie Bouman is an assistant professor in the Computing and Mathematical Sciences Department at the California Institute of Technology. Before joining Caltech, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She received her Ph.D. in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT in EECS. Before coming to MIT, she received her bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. The focus of her research is on using emerging computational methods to push the boundaries of interdisciplinary imaging.

David J. Brady

Duke University, USA

Defining the Digital Camera

Conventionally “the camera” is well defined, it consists of a lens to form an image and a sensor to measure the image. In the modern camera, however, the image is formed computationally rather than by the lens. The camera consists of a variety of sensor resources, potentially including lens and sensor arrays with various forms of active illumination and 3D sensing. Camera designers must select these resources within size, weight, cost and power budgets to maximize the quality of computed media. While this approach creates design challenges, it also enables 100x increases pixel count per unit volume, 100x decreases in operational power per pixel and dramatic improvements spatial, spectral, temporal and range resolution. This talk reviews design strategies for heterogeneous sensor array cameras and analyzes system performance for various recent designs.

About the Speaker

David J. Brady is the Fitzpatrick Professor of Photonics at Duke University. In 2012, Professor Brady led the team that built the world’s first terrestrial gigapixel camera. He subsequently founded Aqueti, Inc., which manufactures array cameras. Brady has also worked on numerous applications of compressive measurement and computational imaging, in 2013 he was awarded the SPIE Denis Gabor Award for the development of compressive holography. His recent work focuses on the use of compressive measurement and artificial intelligence to improve data quality and quantity in parallel cameras; focusing on the ultimate goal of handheld gigapixel cameras. Brady is a fellow of OSA, SPIE and IEEE.


Special Events

Women of Imaging and Sensing Meet and Greet

Grab your coffee, soda or beverage of your choice and join other women of Sensing & Imaging for an informal virtual get together. Members of each committee will be on hand to answer any questions you may have or simply log in and learn a bit about OSA’s diversity and inclusion efforts and share your ideas on helping ensure our community and this meeting is as welcoming and inclusive as possible.

Volunteer Engagement I – OSA Technical Groups

Join OSA Board of Meetings Technical Group Development Chair Daniel Smalley to learn more about the governing structure and activities of OSA Technical Groups. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Introductory Remarks and Plenary Session I (Sensing Congress)

OSA Career Lab: Developing Profitable Technology Products

Developing products that make money is the primary goal of most technology companies, but it’s not an easy task to accomplish. Many factors impact whether a product is ultimately successful or not. Learn an overview of the important fundamentals for developing products that will make money for your company.

Volunteer Engagement II – OSA Meetings

Join members of the Sensing and Imaging committee to discuss the roles, responsibilities and time commitment needed to serve on a meeting committee. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Technical Groups: Illumicon

You are invited to join the OSA Display Technology Technical Group for Illumicon, an exclusive members-only event. Building on the declarations established at past Illumicon gatherings, attendees will converge online to discuss and debate emerging trends, technologies and opportunities in advanced 3D displays. Entrance to the online event will be granted to those able to enter the secret password.

Volunteer Engagement III – OSA Publishing

Join Kara Peters, NC State University, USA, Applied Optics Topical Editor and Samuel Thurman, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA, JOSA A Topical Editor to learn how to become a reviewer, what editors are looking for in a reviewer, and what makes a good review. The session will include a brief overview and time for Q&A.

Introductory Remarks and Plenary Session II (Imaging Congress)

Student and Early Career Professionals Happy Hour

Join fellow students and early career professionals for an informal virtual get together. Grab your coffee, soda or beverage of choice for a chance to meet other students and early career professionals from across the world and swap stories of life in graduate school and beyond.  Share the joys, trials, challenges, and camaraderie of the hard work


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