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Holography in Hong Kong
Author(s): Kang Ming Leung
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Paper Abstract

Before 1984, to a westerner Hong Kong was hardly a recognizable dot on a world atlas. It is a Chinese city and a British colony. At midnight on 30 June 1997, Britain will end its century and a half of colonial rule in Hong Kong, leaving China to resume sovereignty over its six million people. Since 1990, in the stress of this crisis Hong Kong prospers at a time of global recession. This also creates many opportunities in higher education among the youngsters. The success of the city attracts, at least 12% of persons who emigrated in the 10 years before 1992 have returned to Hong Kong. This dramatic change brings in unexpected new information and high technologies to the city. Holography is one of these new technologies. It was rarely understood by the general population before the 1980s. But with the scattered efforts of some research workers from the academic and commercial groups along with the prosperity of the city, the subject of holography has become increasingly popular. This report gives a quick survey on the major activities of holography in Hong Kong.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 1995
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2333, Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography, (17 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201922
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Kang Ming Leung, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2333:
Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography
Tung H. Jeong, Editor(s)

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