Holographic projector using one lens

Light Blue Optics Inc., 4775 Centennial Boulevard, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 USA.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.29). 10/2010; 35(20):3399-401. DOI: 10.1364/OL.35.003399
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It is shown that the lens count in a Fourier holographic projector can be reduced by encoding the equivalent lens power in sets of Fresnel holograms. By using appropriately calculated Fresnel holograms in a reflective configuration to effectively share a lens between the beam-expansion and demagnification stages of a holographic projector, a reduction in lens count from four to one is demonstrated.

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    • "Digital holographic display is a promising technique, because a wavefront of light scattered from an object can be appropriately reconstructed from the display; therefore, this property will enable the realization of an ideal threedimensional display and projector. Holographic projections [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] have unique properties, including multi-projection [6] ( by which a multi-image is projected on multiple screens), projection on screens of arbitrary surface, and lensless zoom-able holographic projection [7] [8] [9]. The lensless zoomable holographic projection will lead to the development of an ultra-small projector. "
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    • "The algorithms are based on iterative optimization: namely, they gradually retrieve phase information by calculating diffraction calculations between certain intensity patterns (normally more than two) while subject to amplitude and phase constraints. The applications of the algorithms include, for example, wavefront reconstruction [21] [22] [23], holographic projection [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] [29] and so on. Diffraction based encryption and decryption [30] [31] [32], and steganography [33] were proposed . "
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