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Physics of a hologram and its Fundamental Limitations

I understand the basic principle behind holography as the interference of a scattered wave with a reference beam which is captured using a photographic plate. The photographic plate is further used to ...
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Is it (theoretically) physically possible to project an image into thin air?

Is there some law of physics that strictly prohibits the projection of 2D or 3D images into thin air (such as holograms in movies) or is a solution to achieve this still up for grabs by an eventual ...
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Holograms other than light

Normal holograms are, if I understand correctly, what happens when coherent light is passed through something that manipulates the photon's wave functions to be what would have been present had they ...
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Does a “reflected” hologram produce a caustic in the shape of the original object?

Imagine you make a transmission hologram, ala the standard picture. Now you take your photographic plate, and everywhere it is transparent, you put a thin reflective layer on, and everywhere it is ...
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How does a holographic object change perspective when the image is rotated?

Fundamentally i want to know: How do holograms work? The problem with that question is that normally you will end up with pages and pages talking about: a laser a beam splitter a diffuser the ...
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Possibility of a free-space hologram

Holograms are real. But they are not what sci-fi calls holograms. From a simple geometric optics standpoint we can see that in order to create the illusion of an object there must be some sort of ...
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What is relation between Holographic principle and Hologram?

What is relation between Holographic principle and Hologram? The holographic principle is a property of quantum gravity and string theories which states that the description of a volume of space can ...
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How does making “pyramid hologram projectors using smartphones” work?

The basis of this question is this video, where a 3D hologram like effect is achieved using a 4 sided hollow pyramid. I don't know if this is holography in the usual sense. Can some one explain this ...
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Computer-Generated Holograms: I'm completely lost. How are they physically implemented?

I have been reading about holography, and I think I understand the general concept, but one thing that has me completely lost is how computer generated holography works in practice. I think I get the ...
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Can thick-film reflection holograms be used to create true mirrors?

Experimental alert: Someone may be able to answer this question experimentally simply by going to a shopping mall and finding the right piece of holographic jewelry. My question is whether the type ...
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Is it possible to create a hologram using X-Rays?

Is it possible to create a hologram using X-Rays (or other penetrating EM-waves)?
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How does holographic voxel density scale with holographic film metrics?

I'm trying to understand how one can generate bounds on the effective number of voxels (volumetric pixels) in a hologram, or information density, provided various metrics for the two-dimensional ...
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Proof that fixed points of a null field are zero

Suppose we have a scalar field $V$ (which can be acoustic pressure, or a scalar electric potential) that is a solution of the wave equation $$\Box V(x,y,z,t) = 0$$ I am wondering if a fixed ...
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3d holograms - How are they created?

How do 3d holograms work exactly? I read that there is a laser in use, but how are the multiple perspectives generated and how is the light trapped? in a certain area to create the effect? ...
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How is the virtual image reconstructed from a hologram?

To make a hologram a film is exposed to an incident plane wave and wave from the object to record the interference pattern on the film. The principle is commonly explained in a way like that in p.1212 ...
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How does holographic radar work?

I'm trying to figure out how the mechanics of holographic radar work. AFAIK there is a continuous 3d transmission signal (a dome-shaped antenna?) But because there isn't a direction or time-domain, ...
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Is it possible for two holograms to be on the same holographic film?

I was thinking if you could use a laser of a specific frequency to write a hologram on a film, and then to try to record over the same film but with a laser of another frequency the the first. Is it ...
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Holograms? Sci Fi or future fact?

Based on how light behaves when it passes through mediums, i.e. the wavelength of light changes when it passes through mediums of different refractive indexes, wouldn't it be possible to convert ...
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How was the Michael Jackson hologram accomplished?

There have been a few presentations now in which a live stage performance was simulated by what was described as a hologram. The most recent example of this was the Michael Jackson "appearance". How ...
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3D hologram without a requirement of screen [closed]

How can I project a 3D hologram outdoor without a screen? is it possible to do it? Basically I just want a hologram of a square shape or a cube in a field at daylight.
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How to understand holography and hologram

I've spent some time reading wiki etc. What I get now is that apart from the normal light amplitude information, holograms also record the phase information of light. But this is so difficult for me ...
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Whether the holographic universe of string theory prove the hypothesis of the holographic universe created by David Bohm or not?

Bohm, David (1980), Wholeness and the Implicate Order, London: Routledge, ISBN 0-7100-0971-2 As we can see from the book above, David created the hypothesis of the holopraphic universe in 1980. And ...
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Holographic Image

In a holography set-up, as shown in the figure below, Illumination beam and reference beam both are in phase. The interference pattern generated at the detector contains the whole information about ...
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Is a holographic recorder able to capture a large full color picture? [closed]

Is it practical to attempt to build a 3D hologram generator that is full color and big enough to recreate a watermelon full size? If so, is real-time control feasible?
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Creating the opposite of an optical lattice

Is it possible to create periodic potentials that instead of creating a well for an atom to be trapped in, repulsed by that specific location? If yes, can we use this as a means to make artificial ...
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How can an interference pattern encode both the angle of incidence and relative phase in a hologram?

For example - there are two "object" beams, both 180-degrees out of phase with the reference beam, which hit the recording plate at angles of incidence of 30-degrees and 90-degrees respectively. ...
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Conjugated-Phase Matching

I am working on imaging applications of phase-conjugation in optics, in particular phase-conjugation imaging from recorded holograms. I have found several useful sources, but I cannot find a book ...
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holographic projection in thin air? [duplicate]

from where I come from ,they taught us in high school that it is possible to project holograms in thin air simply by illuminating the hologram with the "correct light" , and having a semi transparent ...
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Why do 3D holograms need curved lines?

I'm making a scratched hologram and I'm interested in we have to make curved lines to get a 3D image.
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Input parameters for the reconstruction algorithm in Digital Holography

I've been browsing some Digital Holography papers these days, and have come across this fundamental question. When you reconstruct the complex amplitude for the object image, you use e.g. Fresnel ...
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3D holograms like Miku Hatsune? How do you make such things?

I am making a speech about Miku Hatsune 3D hologram, and I would like to know how they are made! I love Miku and Len...(drools) please help by explaining!
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Hologram without requirement of screens

I'm not much familiar with holograms and I've read a few articles on how holograms are made. I have a question that how does hologram get projected in air? If it were tyndall effect, then we could see ...
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Holography with object and reference waves with a slightly different wavelength

Recently I've been looking into holography, where one interferes the object wave with a reference wave and encodes their combined intensity on a transparency, so that if one then re illuminates the ...
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Are holograms like in this video possible? [duplicate]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jfySIeS1XZE#t=118s If so, how are they created (roughly speaking). Earlier in the video he says that a laser scanned the surface of the ...
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Do some people in 3D holograms doing the same things somewhere else in real life?

This question is about 3D holograms. I watched a few videos about holograms on youtube.On one of them there was a teacher who visits the class via hologram for a few minutes.I know that they made ...
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What is an hologram, and why is it relevant to physics?

What is an hologram, and why is it relevant to physics? I've seen this term appear in various vulgarization books. Is there an intuitive way to understand it? Is it related to the holographic ...
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Drawing in the air with lasers Question

Are there two different lasers that can be invisible when not overlapping, but visible when overlapping? I desire to build a hologram-ish thing, but with lasers. The system would use many lasers that ...
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How does a DIY holographic display work?

I made a holographic display with this tutorial, but now I'm wondering if the 4 projections on each side of the pyramid do interfere with each other. Can you get just the same image if you only ...
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Hologram Breakdown

Why does a hologram when divided still maintain the total image of the subject? And one would imagine at the atomic scale when the hologram is separated to such a small set of atoms the total image ...
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About Fermilab's holographic experiment

I read this article. I am no professional, and certain statements left me wondering. They say: “We are specifically trying to determine if there is a limit to the precision with which we can ...
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Blazed phase profile to generate laguerre gaussian beam

How to add blazed grating to a fork grating to achieve maximum diffraction efficiency in the first order while generating laguerre gaussian beam?
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How does a hologram record the incident laser?

How does the hologram (the photographic plate) record the incident laser beams when they hit onto it, what happens inside the hologram so that it records these laser beams?
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Help with Hologram problem [duplicate]

Can someone help me out with a simple yet interesting 3D hologram related problem and solution, which can help me understand the subject and then teach the subject to a group of students.
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Why do I get different colours in scratched holograms?

I was making a scratched holograms and in result got different colours instead of white hologram
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How to convert a hologram into an image?

Suppose one knows in full detail the phase and intensity of monochromatic light in a plane. This is basically what a hologram records, at least for some section of a plane. By using this as the ...
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Holography, what is difference in it and photography in detail and in concern with physical meaning? [closed]

I don't understand what new will we get by it, mean I know it will get phase difference and features like that but physically what will we get? And it's reconstruction of image method?