Holography and Holographic Interferometry

Masud Mansuripur

Holography dates back to 1947, when Hungarian-born British scientist Dennis Gabor (1900-1979) developed the theory of holography while working to improve electron microscopy. Gabor coined the term hologram from the Greek words holos (meaning whole) and gramma (meaning message). The 1971 Nobel prize in physics was awarded to Gabor for this invention.

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