Synthetic holograms have achieved a great impact in a variety of fields like architecture, advertising, army and art, and have proven their importance in advancing the holographic displays as visual communication media. Printing synthetic holograms needs the development of a holographic printer that from a set of 2D images allows to create 3D holographic images of real objects and computer generated objects. With the purpose of developing a holoprinter, we have implemented three related components: i) design and implementation of an optical system for direct writing of hogels, ii) a computational implementation to generate parallax 2D images and finally, iii) the implementation of an opto-mechanical and control system for automatic recording of the synthetic holograms. The three components have been developed under the restricted conditions of our holographic laboratory. In this way, a direct write optical setup was implemented using He-Ne laser, and an optical system for hogel writing with a field of view (FOV) of 60° was designed by using commercial lenses. To generate 2D parallax images, an application was created in the free computer graphics software Blender, applying different camera configurations. And a LabView application was made to automatically control obturation and displacement of the holographic plate. The system developed can record computer generated objects and real objects. Real objects are digitized by using a conventional photographic camera. Reflection full parallax holographic stereograms were recorded on PFG-01 plates and their holographic reconstructions are presented and discussed.
Alejandro Madrid Sánchez and Daniel Velásquez Prieto, "Design, development, and implementation of a low-cost full-parallax holoprinter," Proc. SPIE 10558, Practical Holography XXXII: Displays, Materials, and Applications, 105580H (Presented at SPIE OPTO: January 30, 2018; Published: 19 February 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289905.
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