Slim-panel holographic video display

Jungkwuen An, Kanghee Won, Young Kim, Jong Young Hong, Hojung Kim, Yongkyu Kim, Hoon Song, Chilsung Choi, Yunhee Kim, Juwon Seo, Alexander Morozov, Hyunsik Park, Sunghoon Hong, Sungwoo Hwang, Kichul Kim, Hong Seok Lee

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Abstract

Since its discovery almost 70 years ago, the hologram has been considered to reproduce the most realistic three dimensional images without visual side effects. Holographic video has been extensively researched for commercialization, since Benton et al. at MIT Media Lab developed the first holographic video systems in 1990. However, commercially available holographic video displays have not been introduced yet for several reasons: narrow viewing angle, bulky optics and heavy computing power. Here we present an interactive slim-panel holographic video display using a steering-backlight unit and a holographic video processor to solve the above issues. The steering-backlight unit enables to expand the viewing angle by 30 times and its diffractive waveguide architecture makes a slim display form-factor. The holographic video processor computes high quality holograms in real-time on a single-chip. We suggest that the slim-panel holographic display can provide realistic three-dimensional video in office and household environments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5568
JournalNature Communications
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020

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