A new technique has been devised for recording and reconstructing holograms which can be viewed from a wide range of angles simultaneously by a large number of people. The problems which arise through the use of this technique have been analyzed and the limitations delineated. Satisfactory wide angle, three-dimensional displays have been constructed in the manner described by using absorption holograms. The features of these holographic displays agree qualitatively with the predicted theoretical limitations.
© 1970 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 12, 1969
Published: January 1, 1970
D. H. McMahon and H. J. Caulfield, "A Technique for Producing Wide-Angle Holographic Displays," Appl. Opt. 9, 91-96 (1970)