How It's Made: Holograms

Find out how basic holograms are created — The very first holograms were “transmission holograms”, which were viewed by shining laser light through them. A later refinement, the “rainbow transmission” hologram allowed viewing by white light and is commonly seen today on credit cards as a security feature and on product packaging. These versions of […]

Find out how basic holograms are created — The very first holograms were “transmission holograms”, which were viewed by shining laser light through them. A later refinement, the “rainbow transmission” hologram allowed viewing by white light and is commonly seen today on credit cards as a security feature and on product packaging. These versions of the rainbow transmission holograms are formed as surface relief patterns in a plastic film, and they incorporate a reflective aluminum coating which provides the light from “behind” to reconstruct their imagery. Video after the jump.


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Holograms