Department of Art / Department of Physics
3201H: Honors Holography 1
Syllabus


  Week 1: Introduction to the Course
    Lecture:

What is Holography?
Stereoscopic Vision, Perspective: Role of the eye and brain
    Demonstration:

Tour of laboratory
View different types of sample holograms.
    Discussion: Stereo Viewers, Magic Eye. How do we see?
    Laboratory:

Introduction to the holography laboratory;
Working in the Darkroom

  Week 2: What is Holography?
    Lecture:

Introduction to Waves: Waves in the world around us.
Waves and Wave Properties
    Demonstration:

Diffraction grating
Holography rules - two beams
    Discussion: Light and sound waves
    Laboratory:

Creating a diffraction grating
Processing Holography film

  Week 3: Waves and Wave Properties
    Lecture:

Light and Sound
Interference
    Demonstration:

Diffraction grating
Holography rules - stability
    Laboratory:

Creating a diffraction grating
Processing Holography film

  Week 4:Diffraction Grating Critique
    Critique: Assignment #1 due Monday

  Week 5:Diffraction Grating Critique
    Critique: Assignment #1
    Discussion: Student Presentations #1

  Week 6: Waves and the Quantum World
    Lecture: Interference and Diffraction
    Demonstration: Rainbow grating transmission hologram
    Discussion: Student Presentations #2
    Laboratory: One step Rainbow gratings

  Week 7: Rainbow Critique
    Lecture: Atoms and Lasers
    Demonstration:

Drawing Video
Diode laser construction
    Critique: Assignment #2 Due Wednesday

  Week 8: Rainbow Critique
    Critique: Assignment #2
    Demonstration: Diode Laser Construction

  Week 9: Refraction
    Lecture:

Laser Viewable Holograms
Real and Virtual Images
    Demonstration:

Laser Viewable holograms; stress patterns
Holography rules - equal path length
    Discussion:

Drawings due Wednesday
Student Presentations #3
    Laboratory: Laser Viewable Masters

  Week 10: Laser Viewable Hologram Critique
    Lecture: Lenses and Mirrors
    Critique: Assignment #3 due Wednesday

  Week 11: Laser Viewable Hologram Critique
    Critique: Assignment #3
    Discussion: Student Presentations #4

  Week 12: Single-Beam Reflection Holograms
    Lecture:

Reflection holograms
Depth of Field
    Demonstration: Dennisyuk holograms
    Laboratory: Single beam reflection holograms

  Week 13: Single Beam Reflection Hologram Critique
    Critique: Assignment #4 due Monday

  Week 14: Problems and Solutions
    Lecture: Problems and Solutions
    Discussion: Student Presentations #5

  Week 15: Final Project and Review
    Lecture: Mat Cutting
    Demonstration: Mat Cutting
    Discussion: Course Review Friday

  Week 16: Show and Exam
    Special Lecture: Holographers Betsy Connors/Sam Moree
    Final Projects: Show Piece due Monday
    Class Exhibition: Monday-Wednesday
    Exam: Wednesday