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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12008–12013

Time-division color electroholography using one-chip RGB LED and synchronizing controller

Minoru Oikawa, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Takuto Yoda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Atushi Shiraki, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12008-12013 (2011)

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We propose time-division based color electroholography with a one-chip RGB Light Emitting Diode (LED) and a low-priced synchronizing controller. In electroholography, although color reconstruction methods via time-division have already been proposed, the methods require an LCD with a high refresh rate and output signals from the LCD for synchronizing the RGB reference lights such as laser sources, which consequently increase the development cost. Instead of using such an LCD, the proposed method is capable of using a general LCD panel with a normal refresh rate of 60 Hz. In addition, the LCD panel used in the proposed method does not require the output signals from the LCD. Instead, we generated synchronized signals using an external controller developed by a low-priced one-chip microprocessor, and, use a one-chip RGB LED instead of lasers as the RGB reference lights. The one-chip LED allows us to decrease the development cost and to facilitate optical-axis alignment. Using this method, we observed a multi-color 3D reconstructed movie at a frame rate of 20 Hz.

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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: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2011
Published: June 6, 2011

Minoru Oikawa, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Takuto Yoda, Hirotaka Nakayama, Atushi Shiraki, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito, "Time-division color electroholography using one-chip RGB LED and synchronizing controller," Opt. Express 19, 12008-12013 (2011)

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