20 January 2006 Individual information beam broadcasting system using a PAL-SLM based CGH beam former for the location based information services
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Proceedings Volume 6027, ICO20: Optical Information Processing; 60270W (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667921
Event: ICO20:Optical Devices and Instruments, 2005, Changchun, China
As an implementation of ubiquitous information service environments, we have been researching location-based information service systems at indoor and short distance area. The system should provide adequate information services, which fit the user's attributes, such as language, knowledge level and the volume of information, what is so-called "Right now, Here, and for Me" information services. Keeping privacy and security of the user is an important issue. Spatial optical communication technique is used for the system because the technique is easy to implement a location- and direction-based communication system. Information broadcasting in an area can be realized by an omnidirectional modulated light emission. However, the omnidirectional beam causes spill out of secure information to others, and has lower energy conservation than a focused beam communication. In this paper, a new spatial optical information broadcasting system, which can focus modulated beams only to intended users. CGH (Computer Generated Hologram) technique on a SLM (Spatial Light Modulator) is proposed and demonstrated. The system is composed of a PAL-SLM (Parallel Aligned Nematic Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator), an eye-safe semiconductor laser or a semiconductor laser pumped YAG laser for the beam emitter, and an infrared video camera with an infrared LED illuminator for user locator. Experimental results of beam deflecting characteristics are described on beam uniformity, deflecting angle and the enhancement, communication characteristics, and real time tracking of user with a corner-reflecting sheet.
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Shunichi Osawa, Hideo Itoh, Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Takuichi Nishimura, Xin Lin, Masamitsu Tokuda, "Individual information beam broadcasting system using a PAL-SLM based CGH beam former for the location based information services", Proc. SPIE 6027, ICO20: Optical Information Processing, 60270W (20 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667921; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.667921

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