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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2008
  • pp: 319–325

Phase Contrast Projection Display Using Photopolymer

Mei-Lan Piao, Nam Kim, and Jae-Hyeung Park  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 319-325 (2008)

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We propose a phase contrast filter using photopolymer, for the phase contrast projection display. The photopolymer has high photosensitivity such that its optically induced refractive index change has a linear dependency on the illuminating light intensity. We implemented a phase contrast projection display using photopolymer as a phase contrast filter. By controlling the refractive index change of the photopolymer, we successfully convert an input phase image into a high contrast intensity image. We also investigated the effect of the photopolymer illumination condition on the quality of the displayed intensity image. As a projector, we achieved 82% phase to intensity conversion efficiency, which implies that the proposed method can potentially have much higher light efficiency than conventional projection display.

© 2008 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2008
Published: December 31, 2008

Mei-Lan Piao, Nam Kim, and Jae-Hyeung Park, "Phase Contrast Projection Display Using Photopolymer," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 12, 319-325 (2008)

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