Updated: March 2014

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Dr. Ting-Chung Poon, Professor

Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

641 Whittemore Hall
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

 

Tel: (540)-231-4876
Fax: (540)-231-3362
E-Mail: tcpoon@vt.edu

For a brief one-page biographical sketch, please go to the homepage maintained by the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech: T.-C. Poon (one-page biographical sketch)

My SPIE Profile

The Optical Scanning-Holographic Imaging Group (OSIG)

Research Interests

Acousto-Optics

Hybrid (Optical/Electronic/Digital) Image Processing

Optical Scanning Holography (OSH) Chronicles of Optical Scanning Hologrphy (OSH)

- Holographic Recognition  
- Scanning Holographic Fluorescence Microscopy
- 3-D Holographic Imaging, Processing and Display

- Holographic Remote Sensing

Education
Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Dissertation: A Feynman Diagram Approach to Multiple Plane Wave Scattering in Acousto-Optic Interactions

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Thesis: Two-Pupil Synthesis by Acousto-Optics

B.A., Physics and Mathematical Sciences with minor in Astronomy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

A.S., York College, York, Nebraska

Affiliations
Senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA)
Member, Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC)
Fellow, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers  (SPIE)

Academic Experiences
Virginia Tech, Virginia
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, 1994 -present

National Central University, Taiwan
Department of Optics and Photonics
Adjunct Professor, 2007-present

Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Department of Photonics
Distinguished Chair Professor, 2010- present

Shanghai Institue of Optics and Fine Mechanics
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CSA) Visiting Professor, 2011 - present

Zhejiang Normal University, China Institute of Information Optics, Guest Professor, 2014- present

City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Department of Electronic Engineering , Visiting Professor, 2006-present

Nihon University, Chiba, Japan
Department of Electronics and Computer Science
Visiting Professor, Fall, 2006 (Sabbatical)

Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan
Research Institute of Electronics
Visiting Professor, Spring, 1997 (Sabbatical)
Research subject: Studies on optical image processing
Sponsor: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, Japan.

University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Visiting Assistant Professor, 1982-1983


Professional Citation
SPIE Fellow Citation (1999): For achievements in the areas of holography and microscopy, and for pioneering research in optical scanning holography, including his invention of a 3-D holographic fluorescence microscope.

OSA Fellow Citation (1998): For innovative contributions to real-time optical image processing, particularly to the development and applications of optical heterodyne scanning techniques.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) James A. Shannon Director's Award (1998)

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member (1987)

Keynote Speeches and Plenary Lectures

Keynote

Advances in Optical Scanning Holography,2009 Optics and Photonics Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan

Plenary Lectures

Some Modern Advances and Challenges in Digital Holography, International Workshop on Holography and Related Technologies 2012, Jhongli City, Taiwan

Optical Scanning Holography: Origin, Modern Capabilities, and Beyond, 2011 OSA Topical Meeting on Digital Holography and 3D Imaging, Tokyo, Japan

Optical Scanning Holography: Principles and Applications, 2008 International Topical Meeting on Information Photonics, Hyogo, Japan

Progress in Scanning Holographic Microscopy for Biomedical Applications,2005 International Workshop on Automatic Processing of Fringe Patterns, Stuttgart, Germany

Optical Scanning Holography, International Symposium on 3D Information and Technology, Daegu, Korea. 2003, 2004

 

Select Invited Talks/Lectures

International Symposium on Optoelectronic Technology and Application, Beijing, China 2014.

Scanning Holography for 3-D Optical Remote Sensing, The 9th National Conference on Laser Technology and Optoelectronics and the international Forum on Laser and Optics Technology, Shanghai, China, 2014.

Processing of Digital Holograms: A Virtual-Diffraction Plane Approach, with P. Tsang, OPTIC 2013, Optics and Photonics, International Conference, Chung-Li, Taiwan

Optical Scanning Holography-A tutorial, OSA Topical Meeting of Digital Holography and 3D Imaging (DH), Florida, April, 2009.

Optical Scanning Holography-A Tutorial and a review of recent progress, The Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics Distinguished Seminar Series, Duke University, December 2, 2009

Scanning Holography-A tutorial, 2009 International Workshop on Automatic Processing of Fringe Patterns, Nutingen, Germany, 14-16 Sept., 2009

Optical Scanning Holography: a review of fundamentals, 2007 Photonics Asia, 11/09-11/15, Beijing, China

Scanning Holographic Microscopy for Three-Dimensional Fluorescence Imaging, meeting sponsored by The Institute of Image and Television Engineers (Japan), 9/8/2006, Funabasi, Japan

Acousto-Optics with MATLAB, 2005 SPIE International Congress on Optics and Optoelectronics, Aug. 28- Sept. 2, Warsaw, Poland

Optical Scanning Holography for Electronic Transmission of 3-D Information,2005 Optoelectronics and Communications, Seoul, Korea (July 4-8)

Horizontal-Parallax-Only Optical Scanning Holography, 2004 ICO International Conference/ Optics and Photonics in Technology Frontier, July 12-15, Tokyo, Japan

From Fourier Optics to Optical Scanning Holography, at Optical Sciences Center, National Central University, Taiwan,sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 10-day visit (2003); (20-day Visit) 2005

Optical Image Processing and Holography, at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing (5/22 - 5/31),and at Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing (6/1 - 6/4), sponsored by the Foreign Affairs Office, China, 1995

Optical Scanning Holography, International Symposium on 3D Information and Technology, 5/18-5/21, Korea, 2004

Real-time joint transform correlation using optical heterodyning, CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003, Dec. 15-19, Taipei, Taiwan

Optical Image Recognition of 3-D Objects by Holography, Pattern Recognition Symposium, 2002 Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America

Spring School on Acousto-Optics and Applications, Poland (Manuscripts published, 1989, 1995, 1998, 2001)

Three-Dimensional Fluorescence Microscopy Using Optical Scanning Holography, Hong Kong SPIE Chapter - Distinguished Lecture, Aug., 2000

Optical Scanning Holographic System for the Recognition of 3-D Objects, SPIE Conference on Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing, Denver, CO; SPIE Proc., 1999

One of the twenty key speakers of the Advanced Research Workshop on Acousto-Optic Imaging in Europe, 1994

Real-Time Two-Dimensional Holographic Imaging Using an Electron-Beam-Addressed Spatial Light Modulator, Central Research Laboratory, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan, 8/19-8/22, 1992

Optical Heterodyne Scanning Holography, Gordon Research Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing, Plymouth, NH, 1991

Optical Scanning Holography by Acousto-Optics, International School-Seminar on Acousto-Optics: Researches and Developments at the former Soviet Union (Manuscript published in Russia),1990

Professional Services

Founding Chair, OSA Topical Meeting Digital Holography and 3D Imaging (DH), founded in 2007

Shanghai, China (2015)

Seattle, Washington, US (2014)

Hawaii, US (2013): DH2013 Meeting Archive

Miami, Florida, US (2012): DH2012 Meeting Archive

Tokyo, Japan (2011): DH2011 Meeting Archive

Miami, Florida, US (2010): DH2010 Meeting Archive

Vancouver, BC, Canada (2009): DH2009 Meeting Archive

St. Petersburg, Florida, US (2008): DH2008 Meeting Archive

Vancouver, BC, Canada (2007): DH2007 Meeting Archive

Editorships

Editorial Board

     Optics & Laser Technology, 1993-present

     Journal of Holography and Speckle, 2004-present

     3D Research,2010-present

Chinese Optics Letters,2014-present

 

Board of Editors, OSA, 2009-2010

 

Information Processing Division Editor, Applied Optics, 2009-present

Topical Editor, Applied Optics, digital holography & 3-D sensing and display, 2004-2008

Associate Editor, International Journal of Optomechatronics, 2006-2007

Feature/Focus/Guest Editor:

Lead Feature Editor: 2011 Joint Applied Optics and Chinese Optics Letters Feature Issue Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging

Focus Issue Editor, 2009 Focus Issue in Chinese Optics Letters on Digital and Computer-Generated Holography

Lead Feature Editor (with Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, H. Yoshikawa, Nihon Univ., Japan, and Joe Joseph Rosen, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
2009 Feature Issue in Applied Optics on Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging: Interactive Science Publishing

 

Lead Feature Editor (with Chen S. Tsai, UC Irvine, Vitaly Voloshinov, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, Monish Chatterjee, University of Dayton)

2009 Feature Issue in Applied Optics on Acousto-Optics

 

Lead Feature Editor (with Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Wolfgang Osten, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany, and H. Yoshikawa, Nihon Univ., Japan)
Feature Issue in Applied Optics on 2008 Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging

 

Lead Feature Editor (with T. Yatagai, University of Tsukuba, Japan and W. Juptner, Bias Bremer Institut fur, Germany)
Feature Issue on Digital Holography

(Feature Issue Editorial: Applied Optics, Vol. 45, p. 821, 2006)

Guest Editor (with P.P. Banerjee, U. of Alabama at Huntsville)
Feature Issue on Acousto-Optic Devices and Optical Information Processing: Research and Developments
(Guest Editorial: Optical Engineering, Vol. 38, No.7, p.1100-1101, 1999)

Lead Guest Editor (with T. Hara, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan and R. Juday, NASA Johnson Space Center)
Feature Issue on Spatial Light Modulators: Research and Development
(Guest Editorial: Applied Optics, Vol. 37, No.32, p.7471, 1998)

Lead Guest Editor (with E.H. Li, University of Hong Kong)
Feature Issue on Photonics and Optical Information Processing
(Guest Editorial: International Journal of Optoelectronics, Vol. 11, No. 6, 1997)

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Hybrid Optical Image Processing
(Guest Editorial: Optics & Laser Technology, Vol. 28, p.49, 1996)

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Acousto-Optics
(Guest Editorial: Optical Engineering, Vol.31, p.2047, 1992)

Offices and Services in Professional Organizations

IEEE: Secretary/Treasurer, IEEE Virginia Mountain Section, 85-86. Vice Chairman, IEEE Virginia Mountain Section, 86-87. Chairman, IEEE Virginia Mountain Section, 87-88. Virginia Council Representative, IEEE Region 3, 87-88. Member, IEEE Region 3 Committee, 87-88. Member of IEEE Virginia Mountain Section Executive Committee, 88-89. Nominating Chairman, IEEE Virginia Mountain Section, 88-89. Member, IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee, 1999.

PSC: Technical Advisor, Appalachian Chapter of Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC), 1994 - 1995. President, Appalachian Chapter of Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC), 1996 - present (inactive).

OCA: President-elect, Southwest Virginia Chapter of Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), 1994 -1995. President, Southwest Virginia Chapter of Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), 1995 - 1996. 2nd VP, Southwest Virginia Chapter of Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), 1996 - 1997.
To visit OCA homepage, please go to this page : OCA

Journal Reviewer

American Journal of Physics, Applied Optics, Applied Physics Letters, Chinese Optics Letters, Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) Journal, IEEE Transactions on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Sonics and Ultrasonics, IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)-Optoelectronics, International Journal of Optoelectronics, International Journal of Optomechatronics, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Fiber and Integrated Optics, Journal of Microscopy, Journal of Optical Society of America A, Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, Machine Vision and Applications, Nature Photonics, Optical Engineering, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Optics & Laser Technology, Optics Communications, Photonics Technology Letters, Physica Scripta, Proceedings of the IEEE, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Ultrasonics.

Panelist

 NSF, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Advisory Panel (3-year teram)
 National Institute of Dental Research (Special Emphasis Panel)
 IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
 NSF Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR) Peer Review Panel
 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biological Sciences Review Panel
 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center for scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel

Proposal Reviewer

United States

Army Research Office (ARO)

Cottrell College Science Awards

International Science Foundation (ISF)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

--Directorate for Engineering

--Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

-- International Programs

--Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

Research Corporation

U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)

International

Hong Kong Research Grants Council

Israel Binational Science Foundation

Israel Science Foundation

Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter

Singapore Science & Engineering Research Council

The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology

Reviewer for Presses

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., McGraw-Hill, Kluwer Academic Publishers, PWS-KENT Publishing Company, Brooks/Cole Thomson Learning, SPIE Press, Springer

Service to Students

Virginia Tech Optical Society of America (OSA) Student Chapter (founded in 1991, served as founding faculty advisor)

Hong Kong Club of Virginia Tech (founded in 1984, served as founding faculty advisor)

Faculty Mentor, Internship Program of the Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology 


History of Select Sponsored Research Activities

Title: Study of Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) with Applications to 3-D Image Projection and Display
Investigators: T.-C. Poon and G. Indebetouw
Sponsor: SAIC through Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate, US Army.

Title: Three-Dimensional Optical Pattern Recognition and REU
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (Directorate for Engineering.

Title: Three-Dimensional Imaging by Novel Annular-Illumination (James A. Shannon Director's Award)
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health.

Title: Software Development for Pattern Recognition
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: Display Edge Technology, Inc.

Title: Optical Scanning Holography
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (Directorate for Engineering.

Title: Instrument Development for 3-D Fluorescence Microscopy
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (Directorate for Biological Sciences.

Title: ONR/HBEC Faculty Development Fellowship
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: ONR/NC A&T.

Title: A 3-D Formalism for Acousto-Optics Bragg Diffraction of 2-D Laser Beam Profiles
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: NASA - Marshall Space Flight Center.

Title: Novel Three-Dimensional Microscopy
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health.

Title: Real-Time Image Processing Using Difference-of-Gaussian (DOG) Wavelets
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: Army Research Office.

Title: Research Experience for Undergraduates
Investigators: D.J. Moore and 9 other PIs including T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation.

Title: Patient Monitoring Sensor
Investigators: T.-C. Poon and R.O. Claus
Sponsor: St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital, VA.

Title: Investigation of Optical Scanning Holography and Real-Time Two-Pupil Processing
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (Directorate for Engineering).

Title: Fiber Optic Sensor and Device Research
Investigators: R.O. Claus and T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: American Research Corporation of Virginia, VA.

Title: Development of Sensor System for Hospital Patient Monitoring
Investigators: R.O. Claus and T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital, VA.

Title: Optical Fiber Sensors for Smart Aerospace Structures
Investigators: R.O. Claus and T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation.

Title: Optoelectronic Technology Trends
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: Empire Planning Group, Inc., NY.

Title: Study of Two-pupil Synthesis by Acousto-Optics
Investigator: T.-C. Poon
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (Directorate for Engineering).


Scholarly Activities

Books

T.-C. Poon and J.-P. Liu, Introduction to Modern Digital Holography with MATLAB, Cambridge University Press, 2014

T.-C. Poon, Optical Scanning Holography with MATLAB, Springer, 2007 (ISBN: 978-0-387-36826-9)

T.-C. Poon and T. Kim, Engineering Optics with Matlab,World Scientific, 2006 (ISBN 981-256-872-7)

T.-C. Poon, editor, Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Display,Springer, 2006 (ISBN: 0-387-31340-0)

T.-C. Poon and P.P.Banerjee, Contemporary Optical Image Processing With Matlab, Elsevier Science (ISBN: 0-08-043788-5)

P.P. Banerjee and T.-C. Poon, Principles of Applied Optics, McGraw Hill (ISBN 0-256-08860-8)

P.P. Banerjee and T.-C. Poon, Instructor's Solutions Manual Accompany Principles of Applied Optics, McGraw Hill (ISBN 0-256-08861-6)

Book Chapters

T.-C. Poon,Three-Dimensional Optical Remote Sensing by Optical Scanning Holography, SPIE Press, Vol. 5821, pp. 41-59, 2005 (ISBN-0-8194-5806-6).

T.-C. Poon, Horizontal-Parallax-Only Optical Scanning Holography, in Digital Holography and 3-D Display, Springer, May, 2006 (ISBN: 0-387-31340-0)

T.-C. Poon, Three-Dimensional Image Processing and Optical Scanning Holography, in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics (Vol. 126), Academic Press (ISSN 1076-5670/03)

T.-C. Poon and T. Kim, Information Display with Optics, in Introduction to Information Optics, Academic Press (ISBN: 0-127-74811-3)

T.-C. Poon, Optical Scanning Holography: Principles and Applications, in Three-Dimensional Holographic Imaging,Wiley Interscience (ISBN: 0471-35894-0)

T.-C. Poon, Book Chapter entitled Geometrical Optics in Handbook of Biomedical Optics, CRC Press 2011

T.-C. Poon and J.-P. Liu, Book Chapter entitled Fundamentals of Optics in Optical and Digital Image Processing: Fundamentals and Applications, Wiley-VCH 2011

 

Articles in Encyclopedias

T.-C. Poon, Optical Instruments: Heterodyne, Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, Elsevier Physics, 2004 (ISBN 0122276000)

T.-C. Poon, Acousto-Optics, Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Academic Press (ISBN 0-122-27410-5)

 

Select Invited Lectures (Full Manuscripts published)

T.-C. Poon, "Some Perspectives on Acousto-Optics and its Modern Signal Processing Applications," Proc. of 4th Spring School on Acousto-Optics and Applications (held in Poland), edited by A. Sliwinski et al., World Scientific Publishing Co., pp.213-228, 1990.

T.-C. Poon and B.D. Duncan, "Optical Scanning Holography by Acousto-Optics," Proc.of School-Seminar on Acousto-Optics: Researches and Developments (held in the former USSR), edited by S.V. Kulakov, bound by a Russian book company, pp.159 -169, 1990.

P.P. Banerjee, D. Cao, P. Gibbs, and T.-C. Poon, " Image Propagation Through Acousto-Optic Devices," 6th Spring School on Acousto-Optics and Application joint with Advances in Acousto-Optics 1995, Poland, (Proc. of SPIE , Vol. 2643, pp.158- 165, 1995).

P.P. Banerjee and T.-C. Poon, "Lensless Spatial Filtering Using Acousto-Optic Modulators," 7th Spring School on Acousto-Optics and Application joint with Advances in Acousto-Optics, Poland , SPIE Proceedings on Acousto-optics and Applications, Vol. 3581 48-57 (1998).

T.-C. Poon and T. Kim.," Optical scanning Holographic System for the Recognition of 3D Objects," SPIE Proceedings on Photonic Devices and Alorithms for Computing, Vol. 3805, pp.112-121 (Denver, CO), 1999.

T.-C. Poon and P.P. Banerjee," Two-Dimensional Feature Extraction and Beam Fanning Suppression Using Acousto-Optics," 8th Spring School on Acousto-Optics and Application joint with Advances in Acousto-Optics, Poland, SPIE Proceedings on Acousto-optics and Applications IV, Vol. 4514, pp.61-74, 2001.

T.-C. Poon," Optical Scanning Holographic Approach to Three-Dimensional Television," Proceedings of the 2nd International Meeting on Information Display, pp.281-284, 2002, Korea - Plenary Lecture.

T.-C. Poon, " Optical Scanning Cryptography," SPIE Proceedings on Wave-Optical Systems Engineering II, Vol. 5182 pp.206-211, San Diego, CA (2003)

Referred Journal Publications

To see journal citation in the '70s and '80s, please go to this page: Publications in the '70s and '80s

To see journal citation in the '90s, please go to this page: Publications from 1990 to 2007

To see some journal citation after 2007, please go to The Optical Scanning-Holographic Imaging Group (OSIG) home page

News Published and Other Papers

T.-C. Poon," Holography: Scan-free three-dimensional imaging," Nature Photonics, March Issue, pp. 131-132 (2008)

T.-C. Poon," Three-dimensional fluorescence microscopy by optical scanning holography," Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 8, pp. 22-23 (1997).

T.-C. Poon, "Real-Time Holography Using Optical Scanning", article published under the News Section of the journal of Optics & Laser Technology, Vol. 25, pp. 332-333, (1993).

T.-C. Poon and R. Pieper, "Construct an Optical FM Receiver," Ham Radio, pp. 53-56 (1983).

 

Select Seminars

Image Processing with an Optical Heterodyne Scanning System, Signal Processing Seminar at Syracuse University, 10/16/1987.

Acousto-Optical FM Receiver, IEEE-Hong Kong Section and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 7/26/1988.

Image Processing with an Acousto-Optic Modulator, Department of Electronics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 8/17/1988.

Modern Signal Processing Using an Acousto-Optic Modulator, IEEE-Virginia Mountain Section, 9/15/88.

FM Receiver Using an Acousto-Optic Modulator, IEEE-Binghamton Section, N.Y., 12/7/89.

Real-Time Image Processing with a Two-Pupil System, Geophysics Department, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, May 1989.

Optical Image Processing, Computer Science Department, Radford University, VA, 10/28/92.

Three-dimensional coding and decoding, Electrical Engineering Department, Naval Postgraduate School, CA, 2/10/1995.

Optical Scanning Holography, Korean Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 8/23/96.

Optical Scanning Holography, and Real-Time Image Processing by Acousto-Optics, Department of Electronics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1/15/97.

Optical Scanning Holography and its Applications, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 5/10/97.

Optical Scanning Holography and 3-D Microscopy, 24th Seminar of the Tokai Research Association for Organic Devices, Hamamatsu, Japan, 5/22,1997.

Three-Dimensional Holographic Fluorescence Microscopy, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Nov., 1999.

Three-dimensional Holographic Television Using Optical Scanning Holography, Department of Computer Science, The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong,8/13/2002.

Optical Scanning Holography and its Application to 3-D MicroscopyAtto Bioscience, MD, Jan., 2003.

Holography: principles and its potential applications in the 21st Century and beyond, Electrical Engineering Department, Kwangwoon University, Korea, July 2003.

Optical Scanning Cryptography, Internet Information Retrieval Research Center, Hangkong University, Korea, July 2003.

Optical Scanning holography for 3-D Displays, Department of Electronic Engineering, IEEE AP/MTT HK Joint Chapter, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 7/7/2004.

Optical Scanning holography for 3-D Imaging, Department of Electronic Engineering, Gunma University, Japan, October, 2006.

Lectures on Optical Scanning holography, Department of Electronics and Computer Science, Nihon University, Japan, October, 2006.

Scanning Holography Microscopy for 3-D Imaging, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, IEEE EMBS Hong Kong Chapter, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 7/20/2007.

Fourier Optics-a tutorial, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, June 2009.

Optical Scanning Holography, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), China, July 2009.

 

Summary list of select Seminars

 

Syracuse University (1987), IEEE-Hung Kong Section, The University of Hong Kong (1988), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (1988, 1997), IEEE-Virginia Section (1988), Warsaw University (1989), IEEE-Binghamton Section, N.Y. (1989), Radford University (1992), Naval Postgraduate School (1995), Korean institute of Science and Technology (1996), 24th Seminar of the Tokai Research Association (1997), The Hong Kong university of Science and Technology (2002), IEEE AP/MTT Hong Kong Joint Chapter, City University of Hong Kong (2002, 2004, 2007), Atto Bioscience, MD (2003), Kwangwoon University, Korea (2003), Hangkong University, Korea (2003), Gunma University, Japan (2006), Hihon University, Japan (2006), IEEE EMBS Hong Kong Chapter, University of Hong Kong (2007), Kyung Hee University, Korea (2008), Korea Aerospace University, Korea (2008), National Central University, Taiwan (2008), Feng Chia University, Taiwan (2008), Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China (2009), National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (2010), Shanghai University, China (2012), Shanghai Normal University, China (2012), Zhejiang University, China (2013), Peking University, China (2013), Zhejiang Normal University, China (2013), Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China (2013), Nanjing Normal University, China (2012, 2013), Wenzhou University, China (2014).

 

Patents/Patent Disclosures

Title: Optical Heterodyne Scanning Type Holography Device
Inventors: S. Shinoda, Y. Suzuki, M. Wu and T.-C. Poon, U.S. Patent # 5,064,257 (1991)

Title: Twin-Image Elimination Apparatus and Method
Inventors: S. Shinoda, T.-C. Poon, M. Wu and Y. Suzuki, U.S. Patent # 5,805,316 (1998); Japan Patent# 3527328 (2004)

Title: Three-Dimensional Holographic Fluorescence Microscope
Inventors: T.-C. Poon, B. Schilling, G. Indebeteow and B. Storrie, U.S. Patent # 6,038,041 (2000)

Title: Multicolor Electronic Holography and 3D Image Projection System

Inventor: B.D. Schilling, T.-C. Poon, U.S. Patent # 6760134 (2004)

 

Title: Software for Pattern Recognition

Inventor: T.-C. Poon

Patent Disclosure by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (June, 2002)

 

Title: A device for Optical Scanning Cryptography for Secure Wireless Transmission

Inventor: T.-C. Poon

Patent Disclosure by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Oct. 2002)

 

Title: Method for generating horizontal-parallax-only holographic information suitable for TV or electronic transmission of holographic information

Inventor: T.-C. Poon

Patent Disclosure by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. ((Number 04.058, July 2004)

 

Title:  Image Coding Using an Optical Scanning System

Inventor: T.-C. Poon et al.

Patent Disclosure by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (Number08-1222, 2008)

Teaching Activities

Graduate Advising

Please go to this page: Alumni

Courses Taught

Graduate courses: Foundations of Electrical Systems, Introduction to Electro-Optics

Undergraduate courses: Network analysis, Electromagnetic theory, Communications systems, Introduction to optical information processing, Electrical theory, Circuits, Signals & Systems, Electronic networks laboratory, Electronics, RC-active filter design.

Recognized by the College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, twice for Teaching Evaluations of overall rating of 3.60 or above (out of 4.00)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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