Holographic Imaging in Learning and Instruction

Holographic technology provides a three-dimensional (3D) visual representation of an object or scene on a two-dimensional surface. Holograms are used extensively in everyday applications such as credit cards and driver’s licenses. Recognizing and viewing holograms is relatively easy; understanding the science behind them can quickly become complex. This entry provides a basic description of what constitutes a hologram, offers a review of some recent developments in holography, and discusses potential applications of holographic technology to learning and instruction.

Holographic Technology

In the mid-20th century, physicist Dennis Gabor invented the holographic method. He, however, was not focused on the optical attributes of holograms, and the holograms he produced lacked precision. It was not until the 1960s, with the invention of the laser, that others implemented his methodology with ...

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