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17 February 1995 Scaling up the MIT holographic video system
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Proceedings Volume 2333, Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography; (1995)
Event: Display Holography: Fifth International Symposium, 1994, Lake Forest, IL, United States
Electronic holographic imaging, developed at the MIT Media Laboratory Spatial Imaging Group over the past five years, is a truly three-dimensional real-time digital imaging medium. Recent work in holographic video has demonstrated that the crucial technologies -- computation, electronic signal manipulation, and optical modulation and scanning -- may be scaled up to produce larger, more interactive, full-color holographic images. Synthetic images and images derived from real-world scenes are quickly converted into holographic fringe patterns using newly-developed `diffraction-specific' computational algorithms. A parallel- architecture signal processing system distributes the holographic video among multiple output boards. To diffract light so as to form an image in real time, the display employs an 18- parallel-channel, scanned, time-multiplexed acousto-optical modulator. The successful scaling- up of the MIT holographic video system has depended on the application of the concepts of electronic and optical parallelism at every stage.
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Pierre St-Hilaire, Mark E. Lucente, John D. Sutter, Ravikanth Pappu, Carlton J. Sparrell, and Stephen A. Benton "Scaling up the MIT holographic video system", Proc. SPIE 2333, Fifth International Symposium on Display Holography, (17 February 1995);


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