Holography for the New Millennium by Jacques LudmanHolography for the New Millennium by Jacques Ludman

Holography for the New Millennium

EditorJacques Ludman, H. John Caulfield, Juanita Riccobono

Paperback | December 12, 2011

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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 Emmett 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.
Title:Holography for the New MillenniumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pagesPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441929533

ISBN - 13:9781441929532

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Table of Contents

I. Overview: Where Holography is Going // II. Display Holography / 1. Color Holograms / 2. Real-Time Autostereographic 3-D Displays // III. Special Modalities and Methods / 1. Edge-Lit Holograms / 2. Subwavelength Diffractive Optical Elements / 3. Coherence Gated Holograms / 4. Sculpturing of Three-dimensional Light Fields by Iterative Optimization // IV. Applications / 1. Solar Holography / 2. Holographic Optical Memories / 3. Holography and Speckle Techniques Applied to Nondestructive Measurement and Testing / 4. Diffuser Display Screen / 5. Holographic Nonspatial Filtering for Laser Beams / 6. Particle Holograms / 7. Holographic Antireflection Coatings // V. Physics and Holography / 1. Holography and Relativity / 2. Quantum Holograms

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book provides both a review of the development of the Holography from a half century and of the main fields of application. . this book can have an interest for anyone looking for a large information about the development of Holography and Applications . ." (Yvon Renotte, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fotonica, Juni, 2003)