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Optical Engineering

Scalable optical architecture for electronic holography
Author(s): Pierre St-Hilaire
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Paper Abstract

Synthetic-aperture holography represents an attractive approach to the problem of three-dimensional data visualization. However, scaling the technology beyond a proof of concept requires a modification of the original architecture to allow for an increased hologram space-bandwidth product. It is demonstrated how the Fourier domain of a scanned aperture display can be segmented in small domains, each being processed by a different scanning element. The behavior of a display exhibiting such a segmentation is described, and the conditions under which images can be produced without incurring significant degradation are derived. A large-scale display based on the implementation of these concepts is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 34(10) doi: 10.1117/12.210756
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 34, Issue 10
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Pierre St-Hilaire, Interval Research Corp. (United States)


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