26 July 1993 Front Matter: Volume 1983
Proceedings Volume 1983, 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology; 198301 (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2308420
Event: 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics as a Key to High Technology, 1993, Budapest, Hungary
This PDF file contains the front matter associated with SPIE Proceedings Volume 1983, including the Title Page, Copyright information, Table of Contents, and Conference Committee listing.


ICO International Commission for Optics

OPAKFI Scientific Society for Optics, Acoustics, and Filmtechnics


SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering

OSA Optical Society of America

EOS European Optical Society

OMFB The Hungarian National Committee for Technological Development

IUPAP The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics


GLOBIOS Hungarian Optical Works, MOM GLOBIOS Ltd.

Lasram Laser Technology Ltd.





TREASURER: P. Hariharan


A. Consortini

F. Lanzl

G. Lupkovics

K. Rebane

G. Sincerbox

C. H. F. Velzel

M. J. Yzuel

G. Lupkovics (Chairman, Hungary)

P. Chavel (ICO General Secretary, France)

F. Lanzl (Germany)

Gy. Ákos (Hungary)

I. Bába (Hungary)

Z. Füzessy (Hungary)

L. Csillag (Hungary)

O. Haiman (Hungary)

P. Kalló (Hungary)

L. Kozma (Hungary)

T. Lippényi (Hungary)

A. Podmaniczky (Hungary)

Sz. Tökés (Hungary)


N. Kroó (Chairman, Hungary)

A. Consortini (Italy)

R. Dandliker (Switzerland)

J. C. Dainty (UK)

H. A. Ferwerda (The Netherlands)

I. Glaser (Israel)

K. Hinsch (FRG)

Y. Ichioka (Japan)

J. Janszky (Hungary)

T. Kamiya (Japan)

U. Kim (Korea)

S. Lowenthal (France)

G. G. Mu (China)

J. Ojeda-Castaneda (Mexico)

D. B. Ostrowsky (France)

M. Petrov (Russia)

D. Psaltis (USA)

R. Shannon (USA)

G. Sincerbox (USA)

K. Singh (India)

V. Sochor (Czech Republic)

A. Sona (Italy)

J. Stamnes (Norway)

T. Szoplik (Poland)

B. Thompson (USA)

C. H. F. Velzel (The Netherlands)

G. Weigelt (FRG)

E. Wolf (USA)

M. J. Yzuel (Spain)

M. Zajac (Poland)


H. J. Arditty (France)

F. T. Arecchi (Italy)

H. Arsenault (Canada)

T. Asakura (Japan)

M. Bertolotti (Italy)

M.-W. Chang (Taipei, China)

K. Biedermann (Sweden)

C. Ferreira (Spain)

H. J. Frankena (The Netherlands)

J. W. Goodman (USA)

A. Handojo (Indonesia)

P. Hariharan (Australia)

R. Hradaynath (India)

S. S. Lee (Korea)

D. Malacara (Mexico)

E. Marom (Israel)

J. Perina (Caech Republic)

E. R. Pike (UK)

K. Rebane (Estonia)

B. H. Soffer (USA)

T. Strand (USA)

H. J. Tiziani (FRG)

J. Tsujiuchi (Japan)

H. Walther (FRG)

D. Wang, (China)


On behalf of the International Commission for Optics, I warmly welcome your participation in ICO-16: Optics as a Key to High Technology.

This conference is the most important event in ICO’s calendar. It is organized every three years by a Territorial Committee in Optics, on behalf of ICO. Previous meetings were held in Quebec, Canada, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, and now it is the turn of Budapest, Hungary. More than 440 contributed papers and 30 invited talks will be presented at ICO-16. Perhaps more significant, the authors ofthesepapers come from morethan 40 territories, making ICO-16 the international optics event of the year.

During ICO-16, ICO will hold its triennial business meeting, and I hope we shall be voting to add several new territories to the present 37 who are already members of ICO. We shall also elect a new Bureau who will run ICO’s affairs during the next three years.

As I am sure you realize, the organization of an international conference of this nature depends considerably on the volunteer effort of many individuals. A list of the various committees that have helped to organize the meeting is given elsewhere in this program. I would particularly like to thank the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr. Gábor Lupkovics, and the Chair of the Program Committee, Professor Norbert Kroó, who have devoted a considerable portion of their time over the past two years to this meeting.

I hope everyone attending ICO-16 will enjoy the scientific sessions and take this opportunity to renew old friendships and start new ones. I hope too that you will take some time off to explore this magnificent city of Budapest.

J. C. Dainty

President 1990-1993



It is my great pleasure to welcome all the participants and guests of the 16th World Congress of the International Commission for Optics.

We feel honored whenever a prestigious scientific event like this conference is hosted by our beloved city of Budapest. In fact, we are particularly honored in this case, since we believe our city, with its large intellectual community and long tradition in science and industry, is predestined to be a center for high technology industry. Although the development of such industry was not promoted by previous administrations, our new administration places a high priority on attracting investment in high technology industry. Such investment will provide local employment and enhance the competitiveness of our industrial economy with those of other developed countries. Optics is, of course, one of the high technology fields we are looking at.

I hope that your International Congress will be a success and will be useful for all of you. Furthermore, I hope that you will enjoy our city and that you will feel welcome here. Finally, I wish to thank all the decision makers who brought the conference here to Budapest, and the organizers who have worked to make the conference a success.

Dr. Gábor Demszky

Mayor of Budapest


It is my great pleasure, following the ICO sponsorship of two previously organized Hungarian scientific conferences in 1980, that Hungary is host to scientists, researchers, and interested students from five continents for the 16th Congress of the International Commission for Optics.

Our topic this year, “Optics as a Key to High Technology,” well reflects the tendency toward very fast development of the optical sciences, namely, the quick use of results and the important role of optics in the progress of universal technical and scientific development. This activity, underlined and supported by ICO, is also exemplified by the fact that people from 55 countries will take part in the conference and presentations from 42 countries have been submitted. In addition

31 invited lecturers will be giving overviews on the newest results in their scientific fields.

Our Congress occurs between two satellite meetings that deal with two additional topics: active and adaptive optics, which have grown into an independent branch of science, and the very important topic of education in optics. This is also a novelty in the history of the ICO Congress.

On behalf of the ICO-161 would like to express my gratitude to the ICO Bureau for making the organization in Budapest possible, as well as to the members of the Scientific, Advisory, and Organizing Committees for their very high quality work, which did so much to ensure that this congress will meet professional expectations.

Thanks are due to several domestic and international organizations that made possible the support of scientists from the developing countries. Finally I would like to welcome all participants in the name of ICO and OPAKFI and I hope that besides the very important scientific information exchange, Budapest should remain as a lasting impression in their memories.

Gabor Lupkovics

Vice-President ICO

ICO-16 Congress Chairman

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