1 May 1994 Experimental holographic movie to estimate picture quality for holographic television (III)
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Holographic movies can be seen as a tool to estimate the picture quality of moving holographic images as a step towards holographic television. The authors have previously developed two versions of an experimental holographic movie system, and this paper is a report on an improved version 3 of the system. The new version features a newly-developed recording system which utilizes a pulsed Nd:YAG laser with an injection seeder, and an automatic film driver unit which moves perforated 35 mm holographic film intermittently. The system is mounted on a dolly to which a hydraulic lifter is attached. A twin diamond-shaped hologram format, developed for an earlier version of the system, is adopted for the films. After the films are developed, they are driven intermittently with a shutter, illuminated by the LD pumped CW Nd:YAG laser, and viewed through twin diamond-shaped windows. This version 3 system makes it possible to record live scenes, including those of the human body, flowing liquids, smoke, etc., which was impossible in the version 1 and version 3 systems. As a consequence, the characteristics of holographic 3D images with motion can be studied over an area covered by both eyes, and the labor required of animators in taking holograms is greatly reduced.
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Kazuhito Higuchi, Kazuhito Higuchi, Jun Ishikawa, Jun Ishikawa, Shigeo Hiyama, Shigeo Hiyama, } "Experimental holographic movie to estimate picture quality for holographic television (III)", Proc. SPIE 2176, Practical Holography VIII, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.172657
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