IEEE Photonics Society

Boston Photonics Society Chapter

Boston Chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society

Laser Workshop PDF

Wednesday, October 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 2012, 7:00–9:30 PM
Located at MIT Lincoln Laboratory – 244 Wood Street, Lexington, MA, 02420, USA

November 7, 2012
7 PM

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A Look Back and Forward at Holographic TV Slides

Prof. V. Michael Bove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Prof. V. Michael Bove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Abstract:  Holographic television, a process that uses diffraction to produce 3D images, was first proposed in the early 1960s (and diffractive 2D television has been around since the 1930s!).  But recent technological developments in other domains are finally making end-to- end holographic TV systems begin to look practical.  In my presentation I'll explain what holographic TV is, the technical requirements to make it happen, and what my research group and others are doing about it.


Biography:  V. Michael Bove, Jr. holds an S.B.E.E., an S.M. in Visual Studies, and a Ph.D. in Media Technology, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is currently head of the Object-Based Media Group at the Media Laboratory, and co-directs the Center for Future Storytelling and the consumer electronics working group CE2.0. He is the author or co-author of over 60 journal or conference papers on digital television systems, video processing hardware/software design, multimedia, scene modeling, visual display technologies, and optics.  

He holds patents on inventions relating to video recording, hardcopy, interactive television, and medical imaging, and has been a member of several professional and government committees. He is co-author with the late Stephen A. Benton of the book Holographic Imaging (Wiley, 2008). He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and served as associate editor of Optical Engineering.

He served as general chair of the 2006 IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC'06), is co-chairing the 2012 International Symposium on Display Holography, and is a member of Board of Governors of the National Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. Bove is a fellow of the SPIE and of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity, and Capital. He was a founder of and technical advisor to WatchPoint Media, Inc. and is technical advisor to One Laptop Per Child (creators of the XO laptop for children in developing countries).


For more information on the technical content of the workshop, contact either:
1) Edward Buckley (, Workshop Chair
2) Frank Leard (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
3) Farhad Hakimi (, Workshop Committee Co-Chair
4) Robert Stephenson (, Boston Photonics Society Chair