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Holograms Show us an Essential Universal Mystery

Updated on October 20, 2015
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Mario Buildreps is a graduate engineer. Become aware of topics in a way you have never heard before.

Light is the Essence of All Being

Waves or Particles?
Waves or Particles? | Source

Duality - Is Light a Wave, a Particle or Both?

Essentially, light is a wave. If light would be a particle, holograms could not exist.

According to the String theory, everything is essentially vibration. Some vibrations solidify into matter and become a particle - a photon or another particle. Why and when this happens is still unknown.

When light is seen as a particle it is essentially finite. In this case light is bound by borders, bound in size and bound in speed.

I have great respect to Einstein, but he was only partly right. He studied and defined only the solidified state of light. Not the unsolidified state of light. The theory of relativity is therefore as it says, relative.

The speed of light only exists in the 3rd dimension. The unsolidified state of light is infinite and I will show you why.

Everything is always a wave, and it’s only when an observation is made that the wave collapses, and acts like a particle.

— Niels Bohr

Interference - Light is a wave

Interference in thin films show that light is a wave. Light is in its formless state.
Interference in thin films show that light is a wave. Light is in its formless state. | Source

We Are Handicapped. Our Visible World is Only 1%

Wave names
Percentage of Coverage on the full scale
Gamma rays
15%
X rays
12%
Ultra violet
9%
Visible light
1%
Infra red light
4%
Micro waves
9%
Radio waves
50%

Light Behaves Sometimes as a Particle

The idea that light is a particle dates from 1700, suggested by Newton. In fact in some cases does light behaves like a particle (mass):

  • Light is deflected by celestial bodies.
  • Light is theoretically sucked into black holes.

This would proof that light has mass and is therefore a particle. But like Bohr said: "Everything is always a wave, and it’s only when an observation is made that the wave collapses, and acts like a particle".

Already in 1690 in his Traité de la lumière (Treatise on light) the brilliant Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens suggested the idea that light was a wave. Huygens was even more right than he would ever know.

Because primarily:

  • Light is a wave.
  • Light is formless.
  • Light is infinite.

Double Slit Experiment Shows That Light is a Wave

The DOUBLE SLIT experiment invented by Thomas Young shows that light behaves as waves. Einstein showed that light behaves as particles. What is it?
The DOUBLE SLIT experiment invented by Thomas Young shows that light behaves as waves. Einstein showed that light behaves as particles. What is it? | Source

It Gets Even More Mysterious

Opponents of the idea that light is a wave, suggest the idea that the particles in the double slit experiment interfere with each other - as particles. They would so to speak 'bump' onto each other and that would be the cause of the interference pattern.

A few years ago science conducted an experiment to find proof for this statement. Shoot one photon at a time through the double slit alignment, like a machine gun. What happened?

The interference pattern was exactly the same as in the classical double slit experiment. It appears, in some strange way, that each 'photon' is interfering with itself. That its wave nature is interfering with its own wave. Scientists are utterly confused with this result.

What is proved by this experiment? That light is a WAVE.

What is Interference

Interference occurs when waves of light reinforce or cancel each other. The most eyecatching phenomenon is seen when gasoline floats on water.

The very thin gasoline layer acts as half-mirror, partly reflecting and partly passing through light. The passed through light reflects on the water layer and interferes with the earlier reflected beam on the gasoline.

The phase shift results in a wide variety of colours and patterns due to an endless variety of phase shifts.

What is a Real Hologram?

A real hologram is created in the following way.

One laser beam is split in two separate beams. One beam is directed to the object while the other beam is directed directly to the photographic plate. This latter beam is the structured reference beam. The former beam is the chaotic beam that is scattered in a chaotic way by the object.

When the two beams fall on the photographic plate, a chaotic pattern of interference arises. This chaotic pattern represents an image of the object seen from an infinite amount of angles.

The photographic plate contains an infinite amount of data of objects that is recorded in an interference pattern. The infinity is limited by the grain size of the photosensitive plate. If the grain size would be infinitesimal, than the captured information on film of the object would be infinite (∞).

The angle in which the object can be viewed is depending on the distance between the photographic plate and the object - the smaller the distance between object and the photographic plate, the larger the view angle.

When the photographic plate is developed, it looks like a meaningless pattern of light and dark lines. But as soon as the developed plate is illuminated, a 3D image of the original object(s) appear(s).

Different Recording Techniques

There are various recording techniques available for reflection and transmission. They are distinguished by the way the model, the object or original is provided, and what effect is intended in the final hologram.

  1. Classical recording method: Only possible if the object is available and manageable in size and stability. The object is prepared in the production setup in the laboratory. This format shall be full size, and results in a 1 to 1 hologram.
  2. 2D / 3D method: Graphic two-dimensional images are placed to the eye at different depths which makes a 3rd dimension arise in the hologram. This technique is based on the Fresnel lens. This technique is also used in postcards, which is a 'fake' hologram.
  3. Multiple Photo Generated Hologram (MPGH): This is a method in which the hologram is made ​​of a sequence of a few hundred digital photos that have been recorded in a specific geometry around an object. The images are mostly reduced, digitally edited and processed in a final digital hologram.
  4. Computer Generated Hologram (CGH): a sequence of 3D images are processed into a hologram. The 3D hologram is thus created by using a virtual image.

In this article I'm only speaking about hologram type 1.

Difference Between Real and Fake Holograms

These days we all know the printed 'holograms' on post cards or banknotes. This are not real holograms, because if you cut them into pieces, the picture is also cut into pieces. This is the difference between a real and fake hologram.

A real hologram will still show the whole object, no matter how small the piece is that's cut from the original hologram. Amazing isn't it?

This is the essence of a real hologram.

Our Holograms Back in 1988

During my study I created together with two other fellow students 12 beautiful holograms, which was something quite extraordinary at that time. It was then in 1988. At that time holography exotic.

Our experiments were performed with a powerful 20mW-632nm Helium-Neon (red) monochromatic laser, two lenses, three mirrors and four 300 pound weighing calibration stones. The photo-sensitive material were glass plates of 5 by 5 inches.

Unnoticeable Vibrations

Our first few holograms failed because they were blurry. We knew it had to be unnoticeable vibrations, but we had no idea what the cause of this might be.

Therefore we installed a high sensitive vibration sensor with a plotter. Already the next day we knew - it was due to heavy traffic. The time scheme of the public buses appeared as peaks on the plot strip. We decided to produce the holograms in the dead of night.

After exposure of a glass plate we went to the dark room for further development of the photographic plates.

The most beautiful hologram, in my opinion, was one that looked in the inside of a clockwork through a lens. The beautiful thing of this hologram is that you really could watch through the virtual lens into the clockwork from different angles, similar like in the 'real world'.

Because we were dead tired of working at night and study at day, one of the glass plates slipped, after exposure, out of the hands of one of us and broke into pieces. The glass plate was already developed. During cleaning up we noticed something remarkable.

What Happens When a Hologram Breaks Into Pieces?

So, one of the holograms broke into many pieces. By accident we noticed that every little splinter carried still the full picture in it! At that time this was as far as I know unknown and unseen. It was mathematically fully explainable, but it was beyond my comprehension as a human being.

Since the splinters were not proportional to the original, the objects looked distorted. The viewable angle of the objects in the splinters appeared to be smaller than in the original larger hologram - it contained less information of the objects. We sacrificed one of our holograms and cut it into four perfect proportional pieces. We had four exact copies of the original hologram.

So, if you break a hologram into pieces that are proportional with the original hologram you'll get exactly the same hologram.

For example a hologram of 4 by 4 inches, has to be cut into four pieces of 2 by 2 inches to maintain the same proportions as the original one. You can keep on bisecting this hologram into endless little pieces.

Another essence is that the stored information on a hologram is infinite (∞). If you divide infinite by 2, it still results in infinite. If you divide infinite by 1 million the result remains infinite.

This means that if you cut a hologram into pieces it will still contain an infinite amount of information about the captured objects.

For the viewer who breaks the hologram into pieces the angle under which the objects can be viewed becomes smaller when the parts become smaller.

This is the mysterious essence of a hologram.

The Difference Between a Hologram and a Photo

When a hologram is cut into pieces the objects become only smaller.
When a hologram is cut into pieces the objects become only smaller. | Source

Conclusion - What Does This Mean?

I did nothing all these years with the knowledge of the broken hologram, until recently.

  • Science discovered recently that the Universe is probably a Hologram
  • As Hermes Trismegistus stated - as above, so below

What are Hologram telling us?

  1. Well, if the full hologram would be considered as the Universe.
  2. Humans are a small piece of this hologram.
  3. Humans are a small copy of this Universe.
  4. If Humanity would join their forces to one (loving) goal, this goal is nothing more than Greatness and Divinity.

Duality and ego keeps humanity scattered as lost incapable souls, as tiny parts of the great All, incapable seeing the whole picture.

The moment that Humanity joins forces in pure Love, only then true Prosperity and Greatness is on our path.


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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's too bad more haven't read this, because it is an excellent explanation.

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      Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your excellent comment, my friend. Hopefully there will be more who will read this the coming time.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      Wow! Fascinating. I found the part about what happens when a hologram breaks into pieces, to be especially interesting. Whenever I see the word infinite, it always gets my attention. And you found this out because of an accident. And then to be able to tie the physical, with the spiritual, was excellent.

      I have to admit though, that physics has always been hard for me to wrap my mind around.

      It must be hard for you to find people to converse with on this subject, without getting that cow looking at a new gate look.

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      Buildreps 2 years ago from Europe

      Thanks for your comment, Jim. I enjoyed that you found it useful in some way. It's true though that this kind of articles are not for everyone, and it's also true there are not many sparring partners to debate with about this subject. Nice you dropped by!

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      FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      I always thought that the neatest thing about holograms is that you can take a photograph of something that is not there. Cool stuff, and the math of it is fun too.

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