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Practical Holography, 4th Edition by CRC Press

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Chapter 6

Making Your First Hologram

The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. ‘Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?’ he asked.

‘Begin at the beginning,’ the King said, very gravely, ‘and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’

Lewis Carroll

Alice in Wonderland

In this chapter, we explain how to make one of the simplest types of hologram, namely, the Denisyuk (single beam) hologram, which gives an image viewable in white light. This is the simplest type of hologram for the complete beginner and uses the minimum of equipment. The requirements for other basic types of hologram are essentially the same.

Basic Requirements

If you’ve already made a hologram at some time, or if you have an experienced friend to help, you may find that you can ...

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