Department of Art
Art 3201: Holography I
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 will be assessed. The fee covers film (10 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. The Eye: How do we see?
III Waves and Wave Properties. Light and Sound
IV Propagation of Waves, Interference and Diffraction
V Holography Rules
VI The Grating Equation, Diffraction Gratings
VII Wave-Particle Duality, Intro to Quantum Mechanics
VIII Bohr Theory, Quantization
IX Lasers
X One Step Rainbow Holograms
XI Painting with Lambda, Tigergrams
XII The Optics of Mirrors
XIII Index of Refraction, Lenses, Shock waves
XIV Space Dimensions and 1/r2
XV Transmission Holograms
XVI Lighting and Depth of Field
XVII Reflection Holograms
XVIII Problems

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Discussion Days:
During discussion days, each student assigned will present a 30 minute report (presentation + questions + discussion) on a topic associated with Holography. Students should sign up for their discussion topics during the first two weeks of class. As part of the work for the discussion, each student is required to turn in an outline of the topic including references. The student presentation, discussion and outline will be graded. The material for discussions forms an integral part of the course. In most cases this material will only be covered in the 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.