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Multiplanar liquid crystal volumetric 3D displays
Author(s): Tin M. Aye; Norbert Fruehauf; Mingjun M. Zhao; Kevin Yu; Yunlu Zou; Gajendra D. Savant
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Paper Abstract

Volumetric 3-D displays proposed and demonstrated in the past have been low in resolution and refresh rate, but not in cost. This paper describes the development of an electro-optic multiplanar volumetric 3-D display (without moving parts) based on unique liquid crystal (LC) switchable light diffusion panels. These LC switchable diffuser panels are produced by our proprietary holographic Light Shaping Diffuser fabrication process. Using a stack of closely spaced LC switchable diffusers, which have shown excellent switching speed, diffusion efficiency, and clarity, a multiplanar volumetric 3- D display was demonstrated, projecting full-color 2-D images from a high speed spatial light modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4022, Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications, (28 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397746
Show Author Affiliations
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Norbert Fruehauf, Physical Optics Corp. (Germany)
Mingjun M. Zhao, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Yu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Yunlu Zou, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4022:
Cockpit Displays VII: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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