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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014

Spectral synthesis provides two-dimensional videos on a one-dimensional screen with 360°-visibility and mirror-immunity

Sascha Grusche  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 4, pp. 674-684 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.000674


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Abstract

Spatial light modulator (SLM)-based tunable sources synthesize any specified spectral power distribution. However, their complexity makes a simpler version desirable. A prism before an SLM-projector is shown to synthesize spectra at least as effectively. Moreover, this simple setup projects two-dimensional (2-D) videos onto a one-dimensional (1-D) screen. Viewed through a prism (or grating), rainbow-colored renderings of grayscale videos emerge. The semitransparent, 2-D virtual images face each viewer all around the 1-D screen. Uncannily, mirrors around the 1-D screen cannot flip the images. In hindsight, SLM-based spectral synthesis is essentially a form of spectral encoding that is applicable to video projection, and beyond.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1730) Vision, color, and visual optics : Colorimetry
(080.1235) Geometric optics : Apparent images

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2013
Published: January 29, 2014

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Vol. 9, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Sascha Grusche, "Spectral synthesis provides two-dimensional videos on a one-dimensional screen with 360°-visibility and mirror-immunity," Appl. Opt. 53, 674-684 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-4-674


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