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Making hologram without optical table ?

  1. Mar 14, 2006 #1
    I read the instruction on how to make a hologram at http://www.3dimagenery.com [Broken] and it
    says that you need optical table in order to make a hologram but the optical table is
    quite expensive for me . So, I want to ask that can I make the hologram as in the 3dimagenery
    website without using a optical table.
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  3. Mar 14, 2006 #2


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    You need a stable surface which will isolate your optical components from vibrations. If your optical components are moving with respect to each other you will not be able to make a decent hologram.

    You may be able to get away with a cement floor, as long as there is no trains or large trucks passing nearby.
  4. Mar 14, 2006 #3

    Claude Bile

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    Optical table use sand beds to dampen vibrations, so something as simple as placing 4 legs of a table in garden pots full of sand may do the trick. You'd also want to have your table as heavy as practically possible.

    I'd be interested to see if this works.

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