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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1994
  • pp: 7453–7457

Volumetric three-dimensional display

Duncan L. MacFarlane  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 31, pp. 7453-7457 (1994)

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A true three-dimensional monitor is being developed for the direct display of three- (or higher-) dimensional information. The device is constructed of a three-dimensional array of pixels, actually voxels or volume elements, which in their quiescent state are transparent. When these elements are excited optically through a fiber-optic pigtail, they fluoresce. The sum of many fluorescing elements thus compose a three-dimensional image.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 25, 1994
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 1994
Published: November 1, 1994

Duncan L. MacFarlane, "Volumetric three-dimensional display," Appl. Opt. 33, 7453-7457 (1994)

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