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Rebirthing masters: diodes and the nature of one's illumination
Author(s): Richard Arnold Bruck
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Paper Abstract

Diode lasers now make it more viable to produce and display laser-viewable master holograms as ends in themselves. Unlike white-light viewable holograms though, laser- illuminated pieces present a more evident relationship between the holographic information and its reconstruction source; viewers are more aware of lasers than white lights. Diodes may therefore, have an appreciable impact on the content of a viewer's experience. The quality of this impact is at the artist's discretion through a series of decisions from the work's inception to its presentation. An analog array of impressions is possible; from a nearly transparent involvement of the laser/source, to a jarring sense of the laser as the creator. This paper addresses some of these considerations revealed in the author's recent exhibition Photon Missives. For example, is their subject matter best suited for diode illumination? What impact does laser wavelength have? How much attention is directed toward the reconstructing source? How do the design and physical appearance of the diode relate? As these formal issues play out broader values surface, too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4149, Holography 2000, (3 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402485
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Richard Arnold Bruck, Richard Bruck Holography (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4149:
Holography 2000
Tung H. Jeong; Werner K. Sobotka, Editor(s)

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