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Practical Holography, 4th Edition by CRC Press

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Chapter 2

Brief History of Holography

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Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland

There seems to have been no particular reason why holography should have been such a late developer. Although holograms today are invariably made using a laser as the light source, they can be—and have been, with some restrictions—made using other light sources. The ...

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