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31 December 1996 Relations between holography and relativity
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Proceedings Volume 2866, International Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing (ICHOIP '96); (1996) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263063
Event: International Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing, 1996, Nanjing, China
Abstract
Utilizing ultrashort laser pulses, the temporal and spatial resolution approach the same order of magnitude. In that case the limited speed of light sometimes causes large measuring errors if correction methods are not introduced. Therefore, we want to revive the Minkowski diagram, which was invented in 1908 to visualize relativistic relations between time and space. We show how this diagram in a modified form can be used to derive both the static holodiagram, used for conventional holography, including ultra-high-speed recordings of wavefronts, and a dynamic holodiagram used for studying the apparent distortions of objects recorded at relativistic speeds. The holodiagram explains the apparent distortions of wavefronts and objects both in the laboratory and in outer space.
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Nils H. Abramson "Relations between holography and relativity", Proc. SPIE 2866, International Conference on Holography and Optical Information Processing (ICHOIP '96), (31 December 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.263063
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