Colour holography in optics courses at Lund Institute of Technology

S.-G. Pettersson
Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden
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Several physics courses are given at Lund Institute of Technology. In the basic courses on ray and wave optics, holographyhas played an important role both in stimulating the students to curiously investigate the optical world and as an important visualisation of some obvious and interesting parts of the courses. To meet the need for basic laboratory experience, a holographic laboratory has been built based on three holographic tables. One large set-up is designed for making full colour holograms. Normally the students make holograms in the size 4” x 5”, but it is also possible to make holograms up to 30 x 40 cm. For students interested in a deeper understanding of holography we have another large table where they can make one step rainbow holograms on film in the size 30 x 40 cm.