Ultra-high resolution holograms are now finding commercial and industrial applications in such areas as holographic maps, 3D medical imaging, and consumer devices. Ultra-Realistic Imaging: Advanced Techniques in Analogue and Digital Colour Holography brings together a comprehensive discussion of key methods that enable holography to be used as a technique of ultra-realistic imaging.
After a historical review of progress in holography, the book:
- Discusses CW recording lasers, pulsed holography lasers, and reviews optical designs for many of the principal laser types with emphasis on attaining the parameters necessary for digital and analogue holography
- Gives a full review of current photosensitive materials for colour holography
- Covers modern methods of analogue holography and digital holographic printing
- Introduces mathematical and geometrical notation for horizontal parallax-only holograms and practical computational algorithms for the full-parallax case
- Reviews systems and the image processing algorithms required to convert the raw image data to the format required by digital printers
- Develops the physical theory of the holographic grating and the hologram
- Provides an up-to-date review of illumination sources, including LED and laser diode sources
Written by leaders in dynamic holography, this handbook provides complete coverage of real-time colour holographic processes, including applications. The book covers not only the optics and theory behind such holographic systems, but also laser technologies, recording devices, data acquisition and processing techniques, materials for reproduction, and current and developing applications.
Table of Contents
Ultra-Realistic Imaging and Its Historical Origin in Display Holography. Lippmann Photography. Continuous Wave Lasers for Colour Holography. Recording Materials for Colour Holography. Analogue Colour Holography. Pulsed Lasers for Holography. Digital Colour Holography. Digital Holographic Printing: Data Preparation, Theory and Algorithms. Digital Holographic Printing: Computational Methods for Full-Parallax Holograms. Image Data Creation and Acquisition for Digital Display Holograms. Theoretical Basis for High-Fidelity Display Holograms. Diffraction Efficiency: An Alternative Approach Using the PSM Model. Illumination of Colour Holograms. Applications of Ultra-Realistic Holographic Imaging. Acronyms. Appendices: Historical Origins of Display Holography: Spreading Awareness. History of the Geola Organisation. Active Cavity Length Stabilisation in Pulsed Neodymium Lasers. Aberration Correction by Image Predistortion in Digital Hologram. MAXScript Holocam Program. Design Study of Compact RGB LED Hologram Illumination Source. Bilinear and Bicubic Interpolation.
Hans Bjelkhagen, David Brotherton-Ratcliffe
"[This] work is marked by a mature and balanced relationship and density, specifically as regards [to] mathematical relationships of description on the one hand, and physical interpretation on the other, as well as methods, implementation arrangements, applications, and full (holographic) images. And all this in an outstanding aesthetic presentation, printed in vivid color …"
—Contemporary Physics, 2014
"Produced to the highest quality, with excellent illustrations throughout … this book will no doubt become the standard reference work on the subject. … an outstanding contribution to holographic literature. … it deserves a permanent place on the shelves of every optics department."
—Graham Saxby, RPS Journal, April 2014
"It is written in a very accessible style, with clear exposition of all the main results. Also worthy of note is the collection of over 500 photographs, diagrams and schematics relating to the recording and production of ultra-realistic holographic images."
—Optics & Photonics News, 2014
"This book is a condensation at the highest level of the authors’ collective knowledge and experience in the area of display holography that includes history, theory, practice, and detailed designs of industrial systems. It includes over 500 photographs, diagrams, and design schematics for the recording and production of ultrarealistic holographic images."
—From the Foreword by Professor Tung H. Jeong, Lake Forest College