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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 25130–25136

Simple holographic projection in color

Michal Makowski, Izabela Ducin, Karol Kakarenko, Jaroslaw Suszek, Maciej Sypek, and Andrzej Kolodziejczyk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 25130-25136 (2012)

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Extremely simplified image projection technique based on optical fibers and a single Spatial Light Modulator is presented. Images are formed by addressing the modulator with especially iterated Fourier holograms, precisely aligned on the projection screen using phase factors of lenses and gratings. Focusing is done electronically with no moving parts. Color operation is done by spatial side-by-side division of the area of the modulator. Experimental results are given, showing good image quality and excellent resistance to obstructions in the light path. Speckles are suppressed by micro-movements of the screen and by time-averaging of a number of holograms into the final image.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2012
Published: October 18, 2012

Michal Makowski, Izabela Ducin, Karol Kakarenko, Jaroslaw Suszek, Maciej Sypek, and Andrzej Kolodziejczyk, "Simple holographic projection in color," Opt. Express 20, 25130-25136 (2012)

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