This online class is designed for beginners, hobbyists and students / educators who wish to learn the basic fundamentals of making REAL laser holograms. With over 3 hours of instructional 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.
You will learn about various holographic formats, gas and diode lasers, and recording media. You will have access to helpful PDF documents to conduct your own knowledge excavation. Next, you'll receive step-by-step instruction on setting up your own starter DIY holography studio / lab, much of it from inexpensive (even no-cost), readily available materials. You will gain insights and instruction on making your first hologram, and explore next steps, including an introduction to full color holography.
Register when you want to. Start when you want to. Finish when you want to. The choice is yours. There is no time limit to complete the course, and you can progress at your own pace: as quickly or as slowly as you wish.
It is my goal to provide you with a great foundation that will last a lifetime.
See the curriculum section below for the full, 10-part class syllabus.
My name is Frank DeFreitas and I have 32+ years in the fields of lasers and holograms. Now semi-retired, over the years my clients include: The Smithsonian Institution, Wash. D.C. (The Hirshhorn Museum & Ripley Education Center ongoing); The Franklin Institute, Phila; Stevens Institute of Technology; Liberty Science Center, NJ; The Discovery Center of Science and Technology, PA; Lehigh University Physics Dept.; Mensa; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; California Institute of Technology (Jet Propulsion Laboratory); Northampton Community College; Lehigh-Carbon Community College; Allentown Art Museum; Rodale Press; WFMZ-TV; NASA / Northrop Grumman; Georgian Court University Physics Dept.; AT&T; Lucent Technologies; U.S. Navy; Fuji Film Corp.; Dupont; the Urban Systemic Initiative (NSF); and many elementary, middle and high schools. National Science Foundation-funded programs; scouts; home school groups; corporate events; and yes, even birthday parties.
I am an elected member of Sigma-Pi-Sigma; the National Physics Honor Society; American Institute of Physics; for my work in laser and holography educational programs.
In order to take full advantage of this class, you should have an understanding of internet web site navigation, have the capability to play standard web video and audio files, and the ability to download and open adobe acrobat PDF files.
With 30+ years with lasers and holography, my #1 goal with this class (after solid content) was for it to be as affordable as possible, to as many people around the world as possible. So don't let the price discourage you from taking the class. Or think that it couldn't be of any value at such a low price. Consider it an altruistic deed on my part after a wonderful, fulfilling lifetime in the field. Remember, it is based on the same content that I present each year at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. ... one of the greatest educational museums in the world today.