Book Reviews

Ultra-Realistic Imaging: Advanced Techniques in Analogue and Digital Colour Holography

Hans Bjelkhagen and David Brotherton-Ratcliffe

CRC Press, 2013; $169.95 (hardcover).

This volume is both a textbook and a reference devoted to real-time color volume phase holography. It touches on a variety of subjects, including the physical theory of the holographic grating, digital holographic printing and pulsed lasers for holography. It is written in a very accessible style, with clear exposition of all the main results. Also worthy of note is the collection of over 500 photographs, diagrams and schematics relating to the recording and production of ultra-realistic holographic images. This book is intended for anyone wishing to get acquainted with imaging techniques with a resolution better than or equal to that of the unaided human eye and their relevance to holographic microscopy and endoscopy and bubble chamber holography.
 
Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow, Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest, France.

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or OSA.


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