Frank DeFreitas Holography | Allentown, PA | Phone: 610-770-0341
Same Person. Same Address. Same Phone Number. Since 1983.
Holography and Holograms
Updated 14 November 2011
HoloWorld went online in 1994. Today, it is referenced by many web pages and in-print publications. It was created by American holographer Frank DeFreitas. Enthusiasts from around the world continue to make the pilgrimage to his private home studio and library, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. If you need to learn about holograms, you have come to the right place: DIY articles, podcasts, galleries, history, videos, and more. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your browsing. If you like what you see, please share HoloWorld with others.
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Contact information for email, postal mail, phone and ezine.
Holography for Kids
The original online laser and hologram learning page for students. They are the future of this emerging technology. Written for late- elementary, middle, and home school students. Take (and pass) the online quiz, and receive a printable HoloKids certificate online.
How To Make A Hologram
Want to know how to make a hologram? Step into my laser lab and see how it is done, with step-by-step DIY photos. All of it possible in your own home or school. You can print out this page for reports and homework.
Visit my Hologram Museum
Are you looking for a holography museum to view holograms and learn about its history? The Holography Reading Room collects, preserves, and displays memorabilia associated with the history of light, optics, lasers, holography, and 3D.
Holography Workshops & Presentations
View my current workshop offerings for students, hobbyists and educators. If you're going to learn about holography, you might as well learn from the author of the world's #1 holography book.
Holographic Light Art
Abstract images created by passing light through holographic optics and quartz crystals known as Cape May Diamonds. Scenes never seen before are revealed, after being encoded for millions of years. Includes my holographic light art gallery.
The Famous Hologram of the Moon
Blue Ribbon Winner, New York Hall of Science, 2011.
Unique in all the world, my hologram of the moon was created by using images over 150 years apart. Combined, it shows the moon as a cratered, 3D round sphere floating in space, as if seen on a fantastic voyage. Also, download 3D Moon files for your Nintendo 3DS, Fuji FinePix 3D W3, Hasbro My3D, and other digital autostereoscopic devices.
Make Your Own Stereoscope
Did you know that you can make your own 3D stereoscope? I assembled and hand-finished this DIY (kit) stereoscope, and had a lot of fun doing it. Here are a few photos showing the project from beginning to completion.
What Are Lasers Used For?
Perfect for reports and homework, this web page gives students of all ages a printable list of what lasers are used for today. Laser technology is all around us in our everyday living. Find out just how much this is true.
Why Study Holography?
Holograms are the ultimate in the combination of art, science and technology. But why should you learn about them? What can a 3D hologram teach us that other visual methods cannot? This printable article explains.
Making Parallax Stereogram Holograms
This project proposes to create 3D laser holograms from 1903 Ives' parallax stereogram, autostereoscopic barrier, and xograph / lenticular techniques, thereby eliminating H1 master holograms entirely, including portraits made from pulsed lasers.
My 2011 Holiday Gift Hologram
Made by hand in my own laboratory. This classic holographic image is of a holiday angel. I make a limited number of these angel holograms gifts every year, and begin offering them on October 1st. They are now all around the world.
The ultimate (and original) guide to laser and holography collectibles. Covers everything from holograms to advertising to posters and post cards (and more). For nearly twenty-five years, this guide continues to be an inspiration for people all over the world to begin their own collections.
Holographic Brain, Mind, Universe
My published article on holographic principles and coherent thought. I keep it updated, current and revised online. From the Holo-Gram newsletter, and the Laser Arts Society journal (long before the Internet).
Making Holograms with Laser Pointers
Diode laser holography didn't begin in a professional laboratory, it began in three basement labs. Here are the original notes from start to finish. Includes the world's first hologram created using a solar powered laser.
Holography Questions and Answers
You have laser and holography questions; I have laser and holography answers: the HoloWorld holography FAQ is located here.
High School Color Hologram
The first true-color hologram made in any high school in the world was produced at Englewood High School in Jacksonville, FL on February 24, 2010. I kept a running blog of my vist to Mr. Pugh's communication technologies program.
Holography Internet Radio Show
"HoloTalk" began broadcasting online in 1997 (!) with its now-famous mix of interviews and topical discussions, the show features host Frank DeFreitas and guests from around the world. For nearly fifteen years, listeners have made "HoloTalk" a part of their online routine. Over 100 shows are now available in the MP3 archive.
Selections from the Historical Library
The 20,000 piece Antiquarian Holographica collection consists of lasers, holograms, optics, equipment, posters, books, advertising art, exhibit catalogs, postcards, brochures, newsletters, patents, documents, letters, business cards, magazines, press releases, invitations, newspaper articles, announcements, letterheads, contracts, industrial catalogs, envelopes, postage stamps, and many other examples of holography history and memorabilia.
My Top Ten Hologram Tips (PDF)
If you've just started making holograms at home or school, you may want to download my list of top ten tips. Written as a supplement to the 2011 Make Magazine article on holography, but valuable for every beginner. PDF file.
Watch Holography Videos
Enjoy my holography and 3D-related videos at YouTube. You will be able to see how to build your own holography table, watch a short history of holography, view many different types of holograms, and the projects that made them.
Make Your Own Holograms: The Book
Imagine seeing a 3-dimensional hologram appear right before your eyes, and YOU made the hologram yourself! The top selling holography book world-wide . . . for students, amateurs and hobbyists of all ages. Developed by Frank DeFreitas. Endorsed by the Education Outreach Dept. of MIT. Great for science projects at home or at school.
World Wide Holography Network
A social networking site for holography around the world. Meet other students, scientists, artists, technicians and enthusiasts. Join and become a part of the fastest growing area for holography on the Net.
Download a back issue of HoloWorld: The E-Zine of Popular Holography. Each issue contained news & information, tips & tricks, history, reviews, net treks, and more.
The Civil War Holography Project
See this exciting Civil War holography project with students of Englewood High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Priceless treasures have been at the bottom of the St. Johns river since 1864. These historical artifacts are now recorded as holograms. Includes PBS video.
Careers in Lasers, Optics & Photonics
Now that you've begun to explore the world of lasers & photonics, you may be wondering if this could fit in with your future career planning. Absolutely! In this section, I'll give you some information on things to consider when you're exploring careers in general. I'll also share some Internet resources that can guide you in your search for careers in the field of lasers and photonics.
If you are a small to medium-sized museum, gallery, school, corporation or other venue, and you would like to host an exhibit of holograms from around the world, you'll find a great opportunity here.
Online Hologram Exhibit
20 Years / 20 Holograms: A selection of 20 holograms representing my first 20 years at my holography studio / lab in Allentown, Pa: 1983-2003. Audio files accompany each hologram exhibited.
How to Create Your Own Hologram Portraits
An in-process, step-by-step guide for amateurs and hobbyists for creating your own hand-made DIY portraits and stereograms.
HoloTalk Espanol: Difusion especial -- Lasers Y Holografia
La audiencia del show aprendera acerca los ultimos desarrollos en la tecnologia del laser y sus multiples aplicaciones en carreras como medicina, communicaciones, y las ciencias y artes. Con su presentador Frank DeFreitas. Traduccion del Ingles al espanol por Mario Andres Munoz.
The Holography Link Page
Links to other sites about lasers and holograms on the Net.
Awards that HoloWorld has won and comments from visitors.
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HoloKids | How To Make | Ask a Question | Holography Workshops | Collecting
Moon Hologram | Holographic Light Art | Links | Careers | Online Exhibit
Laser Pointer Holography | Holo Podcast | Holographic Universe
Holo Videos | Civil War Holography | Contact Information
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