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Solid state volumetric display projecting 3D objects in space
Author(s): Eric van Nuland
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Paper Abstract

My prototype 3D display shows that 3D objects can be projected in space in color without moving parts by using a scalable high-resolution screen, 10 micrometer pixels, that combines up to 100 views. The patented high-resolution screen uses coherent optical fiber bundles to combine the images of many spatial light modulators together. The straightforward modular approach makes it easy to: scale the screen up; adjust light output and change 2D and 3D resolution. Depending on the computer used refresh rates go from 0.1 up to real-time. The volume of the apparatus is comparable to an ordinary TV set. The paper will include concepts, theory, experiments, proof of concept and configurations for different uses. The flexibility of the system allows you to make curved 3D screens, live size 3D screens and even the possibility to reproduce the 'Princess Leia it's a hologram' of Star Wars effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2001
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4297, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII, (22 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.430822
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Eric van Nuland, DDD SA de CV (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4297:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems VIII
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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