I discuss our studio work in creating holographic portraiture with a decidedly popular appeal; describe new display techniques we have developed for use with standard halogen lighting as well as with a new generation of solid- state lasers and propose new directions for display holography.
We report on the progress of our studio work in imaging living subjects using a Q-switched Nd:YAG/Nd:Glass laser system of our own design. We discuss the results and differences in recording transmission masters and image plane reflections using different commercially available emulsions in format sizes to 14' X 30'. We finish with a summary of the markets that we perceive for holographics using live subject images.
This paper reviews the historical reasons why so few neodymium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) lasers are dedicated to display holography in comparison to ruby lasers, why positive light holographics (PLH) decided to use an Nd:YAG/Nd:Glass laser and what kind of configuration is used. A practical overview on how to use an Nd:YAG/Nd:Glass laser for deep-image holography is discussed, and an evaluation of the transmission holograms recorded with an Nd:YAG/Nd:Glass laser is made in particular from an image planing point of view.