British scientist Dennis Gabor, awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize for Physics in Stockholm on Tuesday (November 2), was nominated for his work on halography--which he invented and developed in the late 1960's.
GV Halographic image of dancers on stage
SV Scientist works in laboratory on halographic machinery.
SV Halographic image of toy models
SV Scientist takes out slide from projector (2 shots)
CU Abstract halographic image
SV Scientist works on halographic light-beam (3 shots)
GV Models illuminated
CU Glass slide, and slide into projector (2 shots)
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Background: British scientist Dennis Gabor, awarded the 1971 Nobel Prize for Physics in Stockholm on Tuesday (November 2), was nominated for his work on halography--which he invented and developed in the late 1960's. This film shows some early experiments with halography, which is the photographic reproduction of three-dimensional images using laser light beams.
SYNOPSIS: The science of halography, the reproduction of three-dimensional images using laser light beams, has won its inventor the 1971 Nobel Prize for Physics. The inventor is British scientist Dr. Dennis Gabor, aged 71, whose award was announced on Monday. The prize is worth GBP36,000 (sterling).
This film shows some early United States experiments on halography, invented by Hungarian-born Dr. Gabor in the late 1960's Basically, a laser light beam is split into two parts. One is aimed at the subject of the halographic image--or halogram--and the other is directed onto a photographic plate. Seconds later, a realistic three-dimensional image is reproduced on the plate. One example of its application outside science--where it is expected to be of great importance--is its use in the home. A hologram could be focused on a wall, for example, to give a realistic effect of a picture widow overlooking panoramic scenery