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Practical Holography, 4th Edition by Stanislovas Zacharovas, Graham Saxby

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Preface to the First Edition

For so youthful a technology, holography seems to have generated a record number of papers. Yet few have covered the practical techniques in a comprehensive way. Even books intended for the scientist and technologist are oddly reticent about practical details. Yet before such people can get down to work, they need to know all sorts of practical things, some of them fairly mundane: how to set up a spatial filter, whether optical path matching is necessary (and if so, how to check it), the highest laser power that can be used without damaging aluminized mirrors, what happens if retroreflection occurs in a ruby laser, how to adjust a Fabry–Pérot etalon, and even where to find a 400 mm diameter collimating mirror for ...

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