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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2008
  • pp: D6–D11

Increased horizontal viewing zone angle of a hologram by resolution redistribution of a spatial light modulator

Yasuhiro Takaki and Yuki Hayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 19, pp. D6-D11 (2008)

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The narrow viewing zone angle is one of the problems associated with electronic holography. We propose a technique that enables the ratio of horizontal and vertical resolutions of a spatial light modulator (SLM) to be altered. This technique increases the horizontal resolution of a SLM several times, so that the horizontal viewing zone angle is also increased several times. A SLM illuminated by a slanted point light source array is imaged by a 4f imaging system in which a horizontal slit is located on the Fourier plane. We show that the horizontal resolution was increased four times and that the horizontal viewing zone angle was increased approximately four times.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

Original Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2007
Published: January 16, 2008

Yasuhiro Takaki and Yuki Hayashi, "Increased horizontal viewing zone angle of a hologram by resolution redistribution of a spatial light modulator," Appl. Opt. 47, D6-D11 (2008)

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