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Understand and Examine the Fundamentals of Holography

DUBLIN, Ireland--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of "Holography: A Practical Approach" to their offering.

In recent years, holography has matured from an exotic idea to a real world application. Today, holograms are everywhere and there will be even more applications in the near future. High density storage concepts or 3D-TV will be based on holography. Therefore, there is a big need for students to understand this future technology. But most of the available books focus on the theory and not on practical issues.

This book delivers not only the basics but also more than 20 experiments. Students are guided from simple optics experiments to the making of a real hologram with lasers or white light. Therefore, the book is divided into several parts:

* Fundamentals of Holography
* Basic Experiments
* Advanced Experiments and Materials
* Applications of Holography

Part one and four give an introduction to the physics and an outlook to the industrial applications, respectively. Part two and three focus on the simple and advanced experiments.

From fundamentals to advanced experiments and applications, this book explains how holography works. It guides students from simple optics to advanced topics in holography, following a practical approach using real-world materials. This proven university textbook contains exercises plus solutions as well as instructions for more than 20 experiments.

About the author(s):

Gerhard K. Ackermann received his Ph.D. degree in astronomy from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He then accepted a post with IBM in Germany and the United States, working in research and development. Here, he discovered the 'Narrow Channel Effect' within MOS-FET. In 1976, he accepted a professorship for physics at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, where he later became Dean of the faculty of mathematics and physics and finally president of the University, which he remained until his retirement in 2002. Professor Ackermann taught and researched at laboratories and universities in Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, and New York, and is still active working in holography. He is member of various societies, amongst others of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Jrgen Eichler studied physics at the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg and received his Ph.D. degree in nuclear physics from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He then accepted a post with Bosch working on lasers and, at the same time, became a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin. In 1973, he accepted a professorship for physics at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, where he later became head of the Laboratory for Laser Applications. For many years he has been doing research on topics of holography with Professor Ackermann. Professor Eichler was visiting professor at the University of Rio de Janeiro and at the University of California. He has published several books on holography, laser technology and medical engineering.

Topics Covered:

General View of Holography

Fundamental Imaging Techniques in Holography

Holograms of Holographic Images

Optical Properties of Holographic Images

Types of Holograms

Optical Systems and Lasers for Holography

Basic Experiments in the Holographic Laboratory

Experimental Set-Ups for Single Beam Holography

Experimental Set-Ups for Split Beam Holography

Experimental Set-Ups for Holograms of Holographic Images

Other Methods in Holography

Properties of Holographic Emulsions

Recording Media for Holograms

Holographic Interferometry

Holographic Optical Elements

Security and Packaging

Holography and Information Technology

Holography and Communication

Holography Novel Art Medium

Holography in Technology and Architecture

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