Hologram With Mercury Light

One of the unique properties of holograms is that the size of the viewed image scales with the wavelength of the viewing light. Examine a hologram with mercury light to see that scaling. The mercury source has three prominent wavelengths and you can see three distinct images of different size. The use of an interference filter allows you to examine just one of the images at a time. At left are images made through filters at two of the three mercury wavelengths These images are of the larger holographic image.

Mercury spectrum

Movies were made through filters passing the individual lines.

Mercury green line
Mercury blue line
Mercury orange line
Images of regular hologram

Holography concepts

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