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Holography, developed by Dennis Gabor in the 1940s, became practical after the laser’s invention in 1960.

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Holography

Developed by Dennis Gabor in the 1940s, holography became practical after the laser’s invention in 1960.

Stephen Benton’s white-light rainbow holograms made possible mass production of holograms and the technology’s application as an anti-counterfeiting tool. From entertainment to military training, holographic applications continue to expand. (Photo: dim4ik-69 / shutterstock.com)

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