[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 1, No. 2 (1994) 191-194]

A Stereographic Display Using a Reflection Holographic Screen

Masahiro YAMAGUCHI, Takahiro KOYAMA, Nagaaki OHYAMA and Toshio HONDA

Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226 Japan

(Accepted October 13, 1994)

We propose a method to produce a hard copy of a three-dimensional (3-D) image by a conventional high-resolution printer. Parallax information is recorded on a transparency by the printer, and a reflection-type holographic screen composed of a number of small elementary holograms is attached on the transparency. The quality of the 3-D image is investigated, and the characteristics of the proposed method are described. 3-D image of full-parallax is experimentally produced using a laser printer.

Key words : three-dimensional imaging, three-dimensional display, stereograms, holographic stereograms, holography, image printers