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Teaching holography workshops to beginners
Author(s): Tung H. Jeong; Riley W. Aumiller; Raymond J. Ro; Jeff Blyth
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This paper is useful for teaching holography workshops in classrooms as well as in makeshift locations such as museums, businesses, and homes. The target audience is very general, young children to adults of any profession, al of whom have no prior experience in making holograms. A typical number of participants is twenty-five, but can vary depending on space and personnel availability. A central original contribution of this paper is the discovery of a new chemical processing regime for the Slavich PFG-03M holographic plates. These silver halide plates have the highest resolution of its kind and some of the world's best holograms have been recorded on it for several decades. Due to its low sensitivity and long developing time, this material has been excluded form use in workshops. Our new processing regime JARB has the following advantages: It (1) increases the sensitivity of PFG-03M emulsion ten-fold without sacrificing resolution; (2) hardens the emulsion during processing without significant shrinkage; (3) has a ten- to twenty-second development time; (4) is quick drying using squeegee and warm air; and (5) allows the finished hologram to be viewable with laser or incandescent light. Other advantages of JARB are (1) low toxicity, (2) low volatility, (3) non-staining, (4) low cost, and (5) long shelf life.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4659, Practical Holography XVI and Holographic Materials VIII, (3 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469254
Show Author Affiliations
Tung H. Jeong, Lake Forest College (United States)
Riley W. Aumiller, Lake Forest College (United States)
Raymond J. Ro, Lake Forest College (United States)
Jeff Blyth, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4659:
Practical Holography XVI and Holographic Materials VIII
Sylvia H. Stevenson; Stephen A. Benton; T. John Trout; Sylvia H. Stevenson; T. John Trout, Editor(s)

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