Attention Magnet. Impossible to put down. Visual Magic. These are a few of the phrases used to describe holograms, a technology that combines physics and optics to create a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface. This book/CD package provides a complete overview of holograms and holography, including commercial applications, history, scientific explanations, and how they are manufactured in thousands of products from logos to credit cards.
Key Features - Complete overview of the field including its history, science, applications and production issues - Separate chapters on: Holographic Interferometry, Computer Generated Holograms on the Web, Holographic Embossing, Holographic Security, Laser Electronics, Holographic Storage Systems, and more - Discussion of commercial uses, e.g., security, entertainment, premiums, and virtual reality - Accompanying CD-ROM includes holographic images, animations and Web sites - Foreword by Michael Erbschloe - Free Sample Hologram