Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. S. K. Derby

Second Advisor

Dr. James Zietlow

Third Advisor

Dr. David Carley

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Holography involves the interference of two light beams, namely a reference beam and an object beam. Instead of the conventional method using beam splitters and mirrors to direct the light path, fiber optic bundles are used and high quality holograms have been produced. When fiber optic bundles are used, a spatial filter is not needed to produce a "clean" beam of light for the reference beam. Fiber optic bundles also provide greater flexibility of illumination for the object beam and/or fir the reference beam. Also, it is easier to illuminate the object from many directions. Finally, the distance from the entrance to exit in the fiber optic bundle is unchanged. Therefore, the optical path of the bundle remains unchanged, preserving, the coherency inherent in the laser beam.

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