‘And you’d best be unpacking the things that you need
To rig yourselves out for the fight.’
The Hunting of the Snark
All the setups described in the previous chapters will produce excellent holograms, and you can easily rig one of them up for a practical demonstration in a school or college laboratory. But if you intend to take up holography more seriously as a hobby, a creative medium, or a research tool, you need a good deal more in the way of equipment than we have suggested in these earlier chapters. This chapter discusses these requirements in detail.
The first thing you need to think about is the amount of laboratory space you need. One of the authors (SZ) ...