HODIC Membership Guide
What is HODIC?
An Outline of HODIC Activities
Applying for HODIC Membership
The Bylaws of HODIC
Suzuki-Okada Memorial Prize 2012
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The principle of holography, discovered by Gabor in 1948 remains the single technique for exact three-dimensional image display. Within the current widespread development of optical techniques, holography has found significant applications, beyond three dimensional imaging,
in non-destructive testing, measuring, and diffractive optical
elements, amongst others.
HODIC was established to provide a forum for the exchange of
information on holographic techniques and applications, especially
those relating to full dimensional imaging. To adequately cover
both the broad extent of this field, as well as the full current
of recent technical advances, HODIC operates as a constituent group
of the Optical Society of Japan (Nihon Kou GakKai),
under the auspices of the Japan Society of Applied Physics
(OuYou ButsuRi GakKai).
HODIC members are drawn from diverse backgrounds, including
both national and international researchers, employees of corporate
and private industries engaged in the business aspects of
holography, holographic artists, and from private individuals
with an interest in holography and related technologies.
Notification of upcoming technical meetings is published in a variety
of sources, these being the joumals, "HODIC Circular"
and "KouGaku" of the Japan Optical Society, as well as the magazines,
"O+E", "ShaShin KouGyou", and "Optronics". Moreover, information about upcoming meetings and events can be acquired from this WEB site.
- Sponsorship of Technical Meetings
ln accordance with the bylaws, meetings are held 4 times per year,
and at each meeting approximately 3-5 papers will be presented. The themes of the papers will include recent technical developments in holographic and other three-dimensional displays, holographic
art, the business of holography, and the like.
- Publication of the Joumal, "HODIC Circular"
This magazine will be published 4 times annually, and will contain information of current
interest to holographers. Summaries of the papers presented at the technical meetings will
be included. The official language of the magazine is Japanese, although articles are published with an English language abstract,
and English language articles are welcomed for inclusion.
- Sponsorship of Special Tours and Hologram Exhibits
According to the interest of members, guided visits will be arranged
to sites of special interest. Moreover, the society will sponsor
an annual hologram exhibit for the display of the members' recent
- The society provides assistance at special events related to Holography.
- Finally, instructional activities are sponsored in the fields of Holography and other three-dimensional displays.
The completed HODIC application can be either e-mailed, postal mailed
or faxed to the HODIC business office at the address listed below.
The annual dues for membership are:
| General Members in Japan ||6,000 Yen
|Student Members in Japan ||3,000 Yen
|General Members Overseas ||$70 (U.S. Dollars)
Dues can be paid at the door of any technical meeting, or members
in Japan can remit directly into one of HODIC's bank accounts
(For more specific information please contact the business office).
Overseas members are requested to remit by International Postal
The HODIC business office can be reached as follows:
Hodic business office
c/o Yoshikawa-Yamaguchi Lab.,
Dept. Computer Engineering, Nihon University
7-24-1 Narashinodai, Funabashi,
Chiba, 274-8501, JAPAN
(Revised: April 1, 1997)
- This society will be called The Research Society of Holographic
Display (Horogurafikku Disupurei KenKyuuKai). Its official English
language name will be Holographic Display Artists and Engineers
Club, abbreviated HODIC.
- This society will operate for the development and diffusion of holography and related technologies, through the cooperation of
its members, based on a mutual interest in holography.
- Society activities are as follows:
- Regular technical meetings (4 times per year)
- Publication of the society journal, "HODIC Circular"
- Instructional and educational activities
- Collaborations with other societies/groups
- This society is composed of members who have agreed to the letter
and the spirit of these bylaws.
- The society's fiscal year will run from April through March of
- Members of the society are required to pay annual dues, in the
When a member falls 3 months in arrears in paylnent of the annual dues, mailing of the "HODIC Circular" and other information from HODIC will
- General members in Japan 6,000Yen
- Student members in Japan 3,000 Yen
- General members overseas $70 (U.S. Dollars)
- Society representatives and new members of the Board of Directors
will be chosen at the recommendations of the sitting Board at a
- These bylaws can be revised when deamed necessary by the Board of Directors.
Any questions and comments, please write to: w3[at]hodic.org
Updated March 1, 2016