Short Course on DVD: Holographic Techniques for Advanced Photonic Systems

DVDs Available

Individual Use
$600 USD
Site License
$3,000 USD
DVD (2 discs)
3 hours, 27 minutes
Raymond K. Kostuk

This short course provides a working knowledge of current techniques in holography that provide new capabilities for medical imaging, optical data storage and optical communications. Topics include the basic principles of analog and digital holographic recording processes, image analysis techniques, coupled-wave analysis, an overview of new photopolymer recording materials for analog recording, characteristics of digital cameras for digital hologram recording, and applications to medical imaging in biological tissue samples, spectral/spatial imaging, optical data storage, and filters for wavelength division multiplexing and code division multiple access communications.

Intended Audience: 

Engineers, scientists and managers who want to develop an understanding of holographic techniques and their application in modern photonic systems.

Learning Objectives: 

This course will enable a student to:

  • Understand the principles of analog and digital hologram formation and reconstruction.
  • Understand the tools required to analyze imaging properties and diffraction efficiency of holograms.
  • Understand the capabilities of photopolymers and digital cameras for holographic applications.
  • Learn how to design recording systems for different types of holographic elements.
  • Understand how to use coherence and Bragg selectivity to extend the capability of holographic imaging.
  • Learn how to use holographic techniques for medical imaging of biological samples, optical data storage and filters for optical communications.
Course Outline: 

Introductory Remarks

Unique Properties of Holographic Imaging

  • Wavefront transformation
  • Multiplexing
  • Wavelength selectivity

Basic Terminology

  • Holographic process
  • Thin-thick holograms
  • Absorption and phase holograms
  • Transmission and reflection holograms
  • In-line, off-axis, Fourier holograms
  • Interferometric construction system

Hologram Analysis

  • Grating equation
  • Paraxial imaging relations
  • Ray tracing relations
  • Aberration correction
  • Diffraction efficiency – coupled wave analysis

Recording Materials

  • Silver halide
  • Photopolymer
  • Photorefractive
  • Computer-generated holograms
  • Digital holograms


  • Substrate-mode holograms
  • Optical interconnects
  • Wavelength division multiplexing
  • Optical filters
  • Edge-illuminated holograms
  • Guided-mode resonant filters
  • Optical data storage
  • Different multiplexing methods

Controlled Coherence Applications

  • Temporal and spatial coherence
  • OCT and confocal imaging
  • Low coherence length holography

Spectral-Spatial Holographic Imaging

Examples of Digital Holography


Cindy Robertson

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