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Holographic Movies
Author(s): Richard R. Davis
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Paper Abstract

For several years, people have attempted to develop holographic movie systems. These systems, for the most part, have met with limited success and have not developed to the point of commercial application. The following research is an attempt to develop a system which would be a true holographic movie system, which would be for a large part, compatible to the present motion picture camera and motion picture projection systems. It is not in any way related with the multi-plex holograms that are used so extensively in display systems. This work has been done with the financial assistance of the Idaho State University Research Funds, and although most subsystems in the system have been tested, the total system has not been built because of the lack of funding and available resources. The camera system uses some very unique optical methods which enable the coherent length of the reference and the optics beams to be maintained over great distances, due to the repeatability of the longitudinal coherence path caused by the intermodulation of the optical cavity. The projection system has been tested using both an arrangement of mirrors and a scatter media in order to develop the image projected from the holograms which have been recorded. Although the angle of viewing is still somewhat limited, these angles have been shown to be within usable limits. This paper, in no way, is intended to present the ultimate solution to the problem of producing holographic movies, but instead is intenrced to present various ideas which have been developed in the hope that it will stimulate additional thought in this particular area and perhaps stimulate the development of additional and more sophis-ticated apparatus.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0194, Applications of Optical Coherence, (25 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957919
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Richard R. Davis, Idaho State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0194:
Applications of Optical Coherence
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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