Holography for the New Millennium

  • Jacques Ludman
  • H. John Caulfield
  • Juanita Riccobono

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Leith
      Pages 3-10
  3. Display Holography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Hans I. Bjelkhagen
      Pages 13-35
    3. Tin M. Aye, Andrew Kostrzewski, Gajendra Savant, Tomasz Jannson, Joanna Jannson
      Pages 37-55
  4. Special Modalities and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Michael Metz
      Pages 59-78
    3. Joseph N. Mait, Dennis W. Prather, Neal C. Gallagher
      Pages 79-99
    4. Christopher Lawson, Denise Brown-Anderson
      Pages 101-119
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Juanita R. Riccobono, Jacques E. Ludman
      Pages 157-178
    3. Philip Hemmer, Selim Shahriar, Jacques Ludman, H. John Caulfield
      Pages 179-189
    4. Gajendra Savant, Tomasz Jannson, Joanna Jannson
      Pages 223-241
    5. Jacques E. Ludman, Juanita R. Riccobono
      Pages 243-252
    6. Chandra S. Vikram
      Pages 253-265
    7. Jacques E. Ludman, Timothy D. Upton, H. John Caulfield, David W. Watt
      Pages 267-277
  6. Physics and Holography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Nils Abramson
      Pages 281-300
    3. George Chapline, Alex Granik
      Pages 301-315
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 317-324

About this book


A half century after its invention, and after several waves of optimism and pessimism, holography is now poised to achieve widespread application. Holograms are now being used as tools in many industries, from heads-up displays in aircraft to directing interconnections in massively parallel computing. Acoustic holograms can provide three-dimensional images of internal organs without surgery or dangerous radiation, and holography forms the basis of several other forms of nondestructive testing.
This book provides both a review of the development of the field and of the applications likely to be important in the 21st century. It begins with a review by Dennis Leith, one of the inventors of holography - or re-inventors, after Denis Gabor's original work in 1947. Two chapters discuss the frontiers of holographic imaging, including color holograms and stereographic movies. Several subsequent chapters describe novel methods of forming and viewing holographic images, including the use of low-coherence sources or even computers to generate the holograms. The book concludes with a sampling of new applications of holography, including its uses in improving the efficiency of solar cells, in nondestructive testing, in improving the coherence properties of light, in data storage, and in investigations of fundamental physics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacques Ludman
    • 1
  • H. John Caulfield
    • 2
  • Juanita Riccobono
    • 3
  1. 1.Northeast Photosciences, Inc.HollisUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsFisk UniversityN. NashvilleUSA
  3. 3.Microphotonics GroupOptical Switch CorporationBedfordUSA

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