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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20840–20846

Experimental evaluation of a full-color compact lensless holographic display

Michal Makowski, Maciej Sypek, Izabela Ducin, Agnieszka Fajst, Andrzej Siemion, Jaroslaw Suszek, and Andrzej Kolodziejczyk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20840-20846 (2009)

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An iterative phase retrieval method for a lensless color holographic display using a single light modulator is experimentally validated. The technique involves iterative calculation of a three-plane synthetic hologram which is displayed on a SLM simultaneously lit with three laser beams providing an RGB illumination. Static and animated two-dimensional flicker-free full color images are reconstructed at a fixed position and captured using a high resolution CMOS sensor. The image finesse, color fidelity, contrast ratio and influence of speckles are evaluated and compared with other techniques of holographic color image encoding. The results indicate the technique superior in a case of full-color real-life pictures which are correctly displayed by this ultra-compact and simple projection setup.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography

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Original Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

Michal Makowski, Maciej Sypek, Izabela Ducin, Agnieszka Fajst, Andrzej Siemion, Jaroslaw Suszek, and Andrzej Kolodziejczyk, "Experimental evaluation of a full-color compact lensless holographic display," Opt. Express 17, 20840-20846 (2009)

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