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Holo-dynamics: linking holography to interactive electronic media
Author(s): Doris K. Vila
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Paper Abstract

Certain mechanical structures create colors when they are illuminated by light. This is achieved whenever a wide illuminating spectrum is filtered through some physical processes such as diffusion, scattering, or interference. Periodicity in the structures generally leads to iridescence as in the case of opals and holograms; conversely, interferential construction can generate broad band spectra such as the ones displayed at the reconstruction stage of some Lippmann color photographs. The characteristics of the materials and processes used to make such pictures are enhanced through an analysis of their microstructure. Energy spectra generated by interference in resonant structures and in Lippmann photographs relate closely to the volume distribution of the scatterers they are made of.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2176, Practical Holography VIII, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172631
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Doris K. Vila, Holographics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2176:
Practical Holography VIII
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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