The primary objective of this Field Guide is to present an overview of the various concepts of holography, including a theoretical foundation, a description of the different types of holograms (both optical- and computer-based), techniques used to produce them, and the most common recording materials. It is meant to provide the student, scholar, researcher, engineer, or professor with a broad panorama of the field and to help readers explore holography and understand its technical aspects and methodology.
Holography is not reserved solely for scientists with expensive equipment - it is a hobby and a passion that can be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in science who wants to make their own holograms. I hope that this Field Guide can demystify holography, but keep the wonder untouched and inspire you to discover the beauty of optical sciences.
College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona