Hello, my name is Frank DeFreitas ...
Now retired (as of 2017), I have had a long and very rewarding 35 years working within the Nobel prize- winning fields of lasers and holography.Downloads:
Holograms provide the graphic artist an opportunity to display entire three- dimensional images via a two- dimensional surface. As such, holography is perfect for graphic arts education.
Holography also provides students with a valuable opportunity of *combining* art, science and technology -- all wrapped up in one -- utilizing the most advanced visual imaging technology in the world today. Have a look around ... and learn about laser holograms and their many applications in 21st Century graphic arts and communication technology.
Lasers, Holography and Photonics Primer: Here is a great PDF student study guide that you can read and / or download to help with your understanding of lasers, optics, and holography. It also contains history and bios of some of the early researchers in the field. You may use it for homework assignments. Please give credit to holoworld.
Want to know how to make a hologram? Step into my laser lab and see how it is done, with step-by-step "do it yourself" photos. All of it possible in your own home or school. You can print out this page for reports and homework.
Perfect for research, reports and homework, this web page gives students a printable list of what lasers are used for in today's world. Laser technology is all around us in our everyday living. Find out just how much this is true.
Now that you've begun to explore the world of lasers and holograms, you may be wondering if this could fit in with your future career planning. Absolutely! In this section, I'll give you some information on things to consider when you're exploring careers in general, and I'll also share helpful Internet resources.
Here you will find over 2,000 photos related to the history of lasers and holography. Many show examples of how holograms have been used in very successful graphic arts applications, such as advertising and publishing. You may use these photos for homework and reports. Please give credit to holoworld.com
This self-paced online class is designed for students / educators who wish to learn the basics of making REAL laser holograms. You will receive essentially the same instructional information as my holography workshops at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. With over 3 hours of various media, you will receive a brief history, explore practical applications, review basic concepts and theory, and acquire methods and best practices of making holograms. Carefully. Methodically. Correctly.