An improved efficient projection of color images is presented. It uses a phase spatial light modulator with three iteratively optimized Fourier holograms displayed simultaneously—each for one primary color. This spatial division instead of time division provides stable images. A pixelated structure of the modulator and fluctuations of liquid crystal molecules cause a zeroth-order peak, eliminated by additional wavelength-dependent phase factors shifting it before the image plane, where it is blocked with a matched filter. Speckles are suppressed by time integration of variable speckle patterns generated by additional randomizations of an initial phase and minor changes of the signal.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2011
Published: August 4, 2011
Michał Makowski, Izabela Ducin, Karol Kakarenko, Andrzej Kolodziejczyk, Agnieszka Siemion, Andrzej Siemion, Jaroslaw Suszek, Maciej Sypek, and Dariusz Wojnowski, "Efficient image projection by Fourier electroholography," Opt. Lett. 36, 3018-3020 (2011)