A volumetric display technique that uses fluorescence excited by a single infrared beam is proposed. A convergent laser beam is used to activate ions locally around the focal point. Three-dimensional scanning by the focal point is achieved by moving an inclined image plane in the direction perpendicular to an optical axis. Preliminary experimental results of three-dimensional image generation in an Er3+-doped fluoride glass excited by a laser beam of 810 nm wavelength are presented.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 2, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2004
Published: September 1, 2005
Daisuke Miyazaki, Mark Lasher, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Fluorescent volumetric display excited by a single infrared beam," Appl. Opt. 44, 5281-5285 (2005)