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Development of a prototype full-parallax holoprinter
Author(s): Masahiro Yamaguchi; Takahiro Koyama; Hideaki Endoh; Nagaaki Ohyama; Susumu Takahashi; Fujio Iwata
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Paper Abstract

A prototype model of the holographic 3D printer (holoprinter) is presented and the experimental results are reported. The holoprinter is developed for the purpose of a peripheral device to produce 3D image hard copies of computerized data. By the prototype, the practical problems such as the requirements for the vibration isolation and the time for printing, are investigated. Through the experiment, we demonstrated that 3D images of high diffraction- efficiency can be recorded without air-floated optical bench. In addition, a new optical system for high-speed printing is proposed. Using an array of lenslet, several elementary holograms are exposed in parallel, resulting in the reduction of total printing time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2406, Practical Holography IX, (12 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206244
Show Author Affiliations
Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takahiro Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Hideaki Endoh, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Nagaaki Ohyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Susumu Takahashi, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Fujio Iwata, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2406:
Practical Holography IX
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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