Friday, April 3, 1964: Holograms

Emmett Leith and Juris Upatneiks published several papers on holography (a technique for making three-dimensional, viewable images) between 1961 and 1964. However, it wasn't until they showed a toy-train hologram to hundreds of attendees waiting in line at the April 1964 Optical Society of America meeting that the scientific community got excited over holography's potential.
-- From Center for Innovation Management Studies, North Carolina State University (link: @)
-- Image from MIT Museum (more images: @)

* "Wavefront Reconstruction with Diffused Illumination and Three-Dimensional Objects" (Leith and Upatneiks, Journal of the Optical Society of America, November 1964): @

* "How Holography Took a Giant Step Forward at the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan" (reprint from holophile.com): @

* Oral history with Leith (from American Institute of Physics): @
* Leith obituary (New York Times, 2006): @
* Hologram entry from "The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art" (2008): @
* "Holographic Visions: A History of New Science" (Sean Johnston, 2006): @ 

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