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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2193–2206

3D holographic printer: Fast printing approach

Alexander V. Morozov, Andrey N. Putilin, Sergey S. Kopenkin, Yuriy P. Borodin, Vladislav V. Druzhin, Sergey E. Dubynin, and German B. Dubinin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2193-2206 (2014)

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This article describes the general operation principles of devices for synthesized holographic images such as holographic printers. Special emphasis is placed on the printing speed. In addition, various methods to increase the printing process are described and compared.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2013
Published: January 27, 2014

Alexander V. Morozov, Andrey N. Putilin, Sergey S. Kopenkin, Yuriy P. Borodin, Vladislav V. Druzhin, Sergey E. Dubynin, and German B. Dubinin, "3D holographic printer: Fast printing approach," Opt. Express 22, 2193-2206 (2014)

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  22. Eqs. (15), (17), and (19) are true for the case for the field of view of a synthesized holographic image recorded using the single hogel printing technique and is equal to the field of view of the image recoded using the spatial hogel spectra splitting technology if and only if both designs used the same SLM.
  23. The maximum permissible value of the numerical aperture for the Fourier transforming system containing a large linear field was 0.76.
  24. For simplicity, a SLM with a pixel number equal to N and an aspect ratio of 1:1 is used.
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  26. In the above calculations, the exposure time (τ), moving time (tmove), waiting time (twait), and time for scheme shift (tshift) are 0, 10, 50, and 5 ms, respectively. The maximum numerical aperture of the Fourier transforming optical system was set to 0.76.

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