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Speckle suppression in projection displays by using a motionless changing diffuser
Author(s): Vladimir Kartashov; Muhammad Nadeem Akram
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Paper Abstract

Speckle suppression in projection displays with the laser light source can be achieved by imaging a changing diffuser with random phase cells onto the screen. Theoretical expressions for the speckle contrast in this method have been earlier obtained in the case when different realizations of the phase diffuser produce statistically independent patterns of the light field on the screen [J. W. Goodman]. In the present paper, these expressions are generalized in the case when different realizations of the phase diffuser produce partly correlated speckle patterns. Both cases when the diffuser just fills or overfills the projection optics are considered. Possible structure of a motionless changing diffuser is presented. It includes the dynamic diffractive optical element (DDOE) and a light homogenizer. The DDOE can be based on the electrically controlled spatial light modulator with a deformable polymer layer (SLMDPL). The SLMDPL can handle high light power and therefore, can be used in projection displays with powerful laser beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7387, Speckle 2010: Optical Metrology, 73871Q (13 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868117
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Vladimir Kartashov, poLight AS (Norway)
Muhammad Nadeem Akram, Vestfold Univ. College (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7387:
Speckle 2010: Optical Metrology
Armando Albertazzi Goncalves Jr.; Guillermo H. Kaufmann, Editor(s)

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