Department of Art / Department of Physics
3201H: Honors Holography 1
General Information

Course Content and Procedures:
This course consists of lectures, demonstrations, student presentations, discussions and critiques. Lectures and demonstrations will usually be given on Mondays and Wednesdays. Discussions, presentations and critiques will usually occur on Wednesdays and Fridays. Student projects will be due as announced. Projects will be discussed as work is created and displayed. Student work will be critiqued and graded. Final projects must be displayed in the holography exhibition at the end of the semester.

This course requires materials for which an additional fee may be assessed. This includes film (4"x5" sheets) and chemicals. Additional film may be purchased for $3.00 per 4"x5" sheet, $6.00 per 5"x8" sheet and $12.00 per 8"x10" sheet. Students can expect to use 10-15 4"x5" sheets of film during the semester.

Lectures and Demonstrations:
The material discussed in the lectures is listed below.
  Lecture  Topic(s) considered
  I Introduction - What is Holography?
  II Stereoscopic Vision, Perspective and 3D Imagery
  III How do we see? The role of the eye and the brain.
  IV Waves and Wave Properties. Light and Sound
  V Propagation of Waves, Interference and Diffraction
  VI Holography Rules
  VII The Grating Equation, Diffraction Gratings
  VIII Waves and Particles. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
  IX Bohr Theory and the Quantum World.
  X The Statistical Nature of the Quantum World.
  XI Lasers, Construction of a Diode Laser
  XII One Step Rainbow Holograms
  XIII Painting with Lambda, Tigergrams
  XIV Beam Splitters and Mirrors. Real and Virtual Images.
  XV Index of Refraction, Lenses, Shock waves
  XVI Space Dimensions and 1/r2
  XVII Transmission Holograms
  XVIII Lighting in Holography and Depth of Field.
  XIX Reflection Holograms
  XX Display and Presentation of Holograms.
  XXI Problems

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Student Reports:
Students will write a 5-6 page research paper based on a holography topic or an artist holographer. The written report will be turned in on the day scheduled for an oral presentation to the class. Students should sign up for their report topics during the first two weeks of class. To facilitate discussion during oral presentations, students will distribute an outline of their topic and any other supporting materials including references prior to their oral presentation. The student written research paper, oral presentation and discussion will be graded. The material for discussion forms an integral part of the course. In most cases this material will only be covered in the reports and discussions.

Laboratory Time:
Laboratory time allows students to perform their own work. Each student is required to sign up for two hours of laborartory time. On Monday of each week any open laboratory hours for that week will become available for student sign-up. During the laboratory time the student who signed up will have sole access to the laboratory.

There will be an exam at the end of the semester. The exam will sample the material covered in Lectures, Discussions and Assignments. The exam will have roughly 40 questions all of which will be multiple choice, matching, true-false or fill-ins.