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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2002
  • pp: 280–285

Holographic read - write projector of video images

D. G. Papazoglou, M. Loulakis, G. Siganakis, and N. A. Vainos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 6, pp. 280-285 (2002)

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We demonstrate two real-time, read-write holographic projectors of video images based on photorefractive materials. A photorefractive crystal holographically records multiple, angularly multiplexed 2D images. By sequentially reconstructing each pre-recorded image a holographic video is created. In first setup the 2D image of an LCD screen is holographicaly recorded in a photorefractive LiNbO3 crystal. In the second setup the Fourier transform of the LCD screen is recoded in the crystal. A detailed comparison of the two setups along with a number of videos is provided. The Fourier transform recording is superior in image quality compared to the direct image recording.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2002
Published: March 25, 2002

Dimitris Papazoglou, M. Loulakis, G. Siganakis, and N. Vainos, "Holographic read - write projector of video images," Opt. Express 10, 280-285 (2002)

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