2nd Edition

Holography Principles and Applications

By Raymond K. Kostuk Copyright 2025
    400 Pages 1 Color & 317 B/W Illustrations
    by Taylor & Francis

    Holography: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, practical considerations, and applications of holography. The author has spent his career working on different aspects of this subject, and in this book, conveys the foundation for others to use holography and holographic concepts in a variety of important applications. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of the imaging and diffraction efficiency properties of holographic optical elements that are finding increasing use in medical imaging, solar conversion systems, and augmented reality eyewear. A comprehensive overview of holographic materials is also given as this area is critical for implementing successful holographic designs. The important areas of digital and computer-generated holography are also presented to give the reader an understanding of these topics. The author has attempted to explain each subject in a manner that he has found effective in teaching holography for over thirty years.

    This book is suitable for researchers and as a textbook for graduate students in optics, physics, and engineering. As an aid to instructors and students, the book includes exercise problems and a set of laboratory experiments to enhance understanding. Methods for preparing and handling holographic materials is also provided to help individuals develop experimental capability in holography. In addition, over 470 current and foundational references are provided to help the researcher probe further into this interesting and useful subject.

    New Content in the Second Edition:

    •           Extensive discussion of holographic photopolymers in Chapter 8.

    •           Extended discussion of holographic optical elements in Chapter 9 with in depth analysis of waveguide coupling HOEs for augmented reality and solar concentrator applications.

    •           A new appendix (F) that covers replication and hologram parameter optimization.

    •           Revised and extended exercise problems and laboratory experiments with solutions available from the publisher to qualified users.

    Preface for 2nd Edition

    1.Introduction and Brief History of Holography

    2.Background of Physical and Geometrical Optics for Holography.

    3.Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Holography.

    4.Holographic Image Formation.

    5.Hologram Diffraction Efficiency.

    6.Computer Generated Holograms. 7.Digital Holography.

    8.Holographic Recording Materials.

    9.Holographic Optical Elements and Instrument Applications.

    10.Holographic Interferometry.

    11.Holographic Displayes.

    12.Holographic Data Storage.

    Appendix A: Mathematical Relations

    Appendix B: Practical Considerations for Hologram Construction

    Appendix C: Laser Operation and Properties Useful for Holography

    Appendix D: Holographic Material Processing Techniques

    Appendix E: Holography Lab Experiments

    Appendix F: Techniques for Accurate Fabrication of Volume Holographic Optical Elements



    Raymond K. Kostuk is Professor Emeritus of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. After completing his military service, he went to Stanford University and obtained his Doctorate under the advisement of Professor Joseph W. Goodman working on applying multiplexed holograms to optical interconnect systems. After graduating, he spent a year at the IBM Almaden Research Center where he worked on problems related to optical data storage. He then went to the University of Arizona with a joint faculty appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the College of Optical Sciences. The main focus of his work was on improving holographic recording materials and applying holographic optical elements to various types of optical systems. He has published nearly 100 journal papers, several book chapters, and numerous patents primarily related to different aspects of holography. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (now called Optica) and the Society of Photo Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).