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

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Preface to the Fourth Edition by Graham Saxby

When I wrote the preface to the first edition of this book, I had no idea that there might be a second edition, let alone a third and fourth: I simply wanted to set down what I had learned about the subject in order to help others, particularly beginners, to share in the excitement. These general aims of the book have not changed to any extent. In the previous edition, the first preface was reprinted, abridged, as was the late Steve Benton’s original foreword; both appear again here. Steve, whom I was honored to call my friend, was responsible for many important advances in holographic technology, in particular the rainbow technique that led to the embossed principle that is the basis of the now ...

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