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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21137–21144

3D objects enlargement technique using an optical system and multiple SLMs for electronic holography

Kenji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Takanori Senoh, Ryutaro Oi, and Taiichiro Kurita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21137-21144 (2012)

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One problem in electronic holography, which is caused by the display performance of spatial light modulators (SLM), is that the size of reconstructed 3D objects is small. Although methods for increasing the size using multiple SLMs have been considered, they typically had the problem that some parts of 3D objects were missing as a result of the gap between adjacent SLMs or 3D objects lost the vertical parallax. This paper proposes a method of resolving this problem by locating an optical system containing a lens array and other components in front of multiple SLMs. We used an optical system and 9 SLMs to construct a device equivalent to an SLM with approximately 74,600,000 pixels and used this to reconstruct 3D objects in both the horizontal and vertical parallax with an image size of 63 mm without losing any part of 3D objects.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012

Kenji Yamamoto, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Takanori Senoh, Ryutaro Oi, and Taiichiro Kurita, "3D objects enlargement technique
using an optical system and multiple SLMs
for electronic holography," Opt. Express 20, 21137-21144 (2012)

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