Optical and Acoustical Holography

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Optical and Acoustical Holography Milan, Italy, May 24–June 4, 1971

  • Ezio Camatini
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introductory Presentations

    1. Emilio Gatti
      Pages 1-3
    2. E. Camatini
      Pages 5-7
  3. Introduction and Historical Remarks

  4. General Theory of Holography

    1. Dennis Gabor
      Pages 15-21
    2. Dennis Gabor
      Pages 23-40
  5. Optical Holography

    1. Hologram Interferometry and Mechanical

    2. Optical Data Processing

      1. Jean J. Clair
        Pages 111-126
    3. Specific Problems of Optical Holography

    4. Applications

  6. Microwave Holography

  7. Acoustical Holography

    1. Byron B. Brenden
      Pages 347-364
    2. Ezio Camatini
      Pages 365-378
    3. Ezio Camatini
      Pages 391-402
  8. Closing Address

    1. E. Camatini
      Pages 403-410
  9. Contribution to the Volume

    1. George W. Stroke
      Pages 411-426
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 427-435

About these proceedings


When Faraday performed the very first experiments on electromagnetic effects, which form the very foundation of modern civilization since virtually everything electrical utilizes them, he was asked of what use his experiments were. He is said to have replied: "What is the use of a baby?" That reply might also be given to those who asked what was the use of basic research which resulted in the development of the laser and holography. Brigadier General Leo A.Kiley, Commander, Office of Aerospace Research, USAF, in his remarks before the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers at the opening ceremony of the Seminar on Holography held at San Francisco, California, in May 1968, declared, "It has been said that in the twenty-first century at least half of the jobs that will exist then do not exist today. But be that as it may, I am sure that holography will be common­ place. " And later "Even in its embryonic state today, the concept of holography is providing real world applications to the scientific community and I feel that continued rapid growth can be predicted." Now, only three years after these statements, the development of holography is extraordinary on the scientific side and very promising from the point of view of proven and potential applica­ tions. Holography looks like an emerging technique, a valuable tool for engineers.


Speckle basic research development engine foundation growth holography information theory instrumentation interferometry laser microwave research

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  • Ezio Camatini
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  1. 1.Technology and Industrial Plant Division, Department of Mechanical and Machine EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of MilanMilanItaly

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