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Optical Engineering

Magnification of three-dimensional optical image without distortion in dynamic holographic projection
Author(s): Jia Jia; Yongtian Wang; Juan Liu; Xin Li; Jinghui Xie
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Paper Abstract

We propose a simple technique to enlarge the reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) optical image and shorten the reconstructed distance simultaneously in real time holographic projection using a conventional lens or concave reflecting mirror based on the optical reversibility theorem. The main factors causing the longitudinal and transversal distortions of a 3D enlarged optical image are analyzed, and the 3D optical images are enlarged where severe distortions are precompensated by constructing objects with distortions directly instead of computing the precompensated phase iteratively so that it does not increase the computing time. Numerical simulations and optical experiments are performed for magnifying a simple cubic model. The results show that a 3D enlarged optical image is achieved successfully without any distortion and the reconstructed distance is shortened simultaneously. It is believed that this proposed technique is useful for 3D real time holographic projection in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(11) 115801 doi: 10.1117/1.3654163
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Jia Jia, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Juan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Xin Li, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Jinghui Xie, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


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