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Introductory overview of holography and speckle
Author(s): David Eugene Parker
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a nonmathematical overview of holographic and speckle interferometry. This provides information necessary for those participants with little or no background in these areas to understand the application papers in the Holography Speckle session of ICALEO''89. Holography A hologram is an optical device which is capable of producing threedimensional images. The word hologram stems from the Greek root holos which means whole complete or entire and the word gram which means message. Thus a hologram is a complete record of a scene or object. The first hologram was produced by Dennis Gabor in 1948. In 1971 he won the Nobel Prize for his work. Leith and Upatnieks produced the first holograms using a laser in the early 1960''s. In conventional photography the light reflected from a scene is focused by a camera lens onto a photographic emulsion. The variation in irradiance of the light reaching the emulsion is related only to the amplitude of the electric field due to the light. To produce three-dimensional images a hologram records information about both the amplitude and phase of light reflected from a scene or object. Production Hologram Figure 1 is a sketch of a system which can be used to produce optical holograms. A laser operating in the TEM mode is used as a light source. A continuous wave or a pulsed laser can be

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1375, ICALEO '89: Optical Sensing and Measurement, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.35051
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David Eugene Parker, GMI Engineering and Management Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1375:
ICALEO '89: Optical Sensing and Measurement
Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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