6Q10.10 - Holography

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Demo Title:
Images Produced by Wave Interference
Area of Study:
Holographic Pictures in Frames, Plastic Holographic Plates, Metal Box with Installed Diverging Lens and Holder for Plastic Plates, Helium-Neon Laser (2 to 5 mW), 100 Watt Light Bulb, Variac, Holographic Prisms, Holographic Gratings with Filters, 6 Volt Light Source with Transformer, Cole-Parmer Hologram, Laser Disc Spinners, Holographic Optics Lab Kit, 360 Degree Holograms, Battery Powered Rotating Stands, Black Felt, and Old Sodium Light Source.

Set up as shown with the laser pointed through the diverging lens.  Insert a plastic plate into the unit and observe the images.

Holding a 100 watt light bulb in front of the holograms in the frames will enhance the images and movements with position.  The clock hologram should have a total of 8 different position of the minute hand.

Set the parallel light source up as shown and hold the holographic prisms in the beam and observe.

"The Kiss" is a famous hologram showing a young girl blowing a kiss and then winking as you move across the front of the hologram.  This hologram is also unique because if you rotate the film by 180 degrees top to bottom you will see a totally different hologram.  In this case it is a hologram of a girl doing the Hula.

We also have a nice large hologram of "Ben Franklin" sitting in his laboratory.

"Sarah" is another famous hologram much like "The Kiss" except the hologram is almost picture quality as if you are viewing it in normal lighting.

Place the 360 degree holograms onto the battery powered rotating platforms.  The old sodium light source works best for these holograms.  Place it about 12 to 18 inches above the hologram and adjust the position of the holograms under the lamp to get the brightest and sharpest image.  The two holograms we have are images of a VW Beetle and an antique artillery cannon.

An assortment of holograms on metal foil can also be shown.  They are, Girl at a Party, Clown Face, Biplane, Compass, and Penguins, Aliens and Spacecraft.

The hologram that was made at UNI shows a large decorative ceramic stein.

The holographic lab kit is from UNI and is a wonderful way to do many optics experiments!

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