Milestone-Nomination:Invention of Holography by Dennis Gabor
Docket Number: 2012-02
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In 1947 Dennis Gabor conceived the idea of wavefront reconstruction for improving the performance of the electron microscope. This became the basis for the invention of optical holography for three-dimensional imaging but implementation required coherent light sources and had to await the emergence of the laser twenty years later. Gabor was awarded the Nobel Prize for his invention in 1971.
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