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Dennis Gabor: inventor of...
Author(s): Pal Greguss
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Paper Abstract

The scope of this presentation is to give a brief survey on the more than 60 patents Dennis Gabor has obtained over a period of six decades. This means inventions related to light sources, cathode ray tubes, material sciences as well as the creation of thermionic electric generators, emphasizing, however, those that are strongly related to optics, holography and telecommunication. It is interesting to follow, how the idea of holography emerged in Gabor's endeavor to improve electron microscopy, and how these endeavors created side effects, such as the idea of flat display tubes or his invention to the production and projection of photographic pictures with stereoscopic effects. Derived as early as 1940. This idea culminated then in his patent entitled three dimensional picture projection in 1966, which already exploited the possibilities inherent in holography.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4149, Holography 2000, (3 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402452
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Pal Greguss, Technicla Univ. of Budapest (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4149:
Holography 2000
Tung H. Jeong; Werner K. Sobotka, Editor(s)

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