[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 4, No. 5 (1997) 567-571]

Holographic Three-Dimensional Display Using an Electron-Beam- Addressed Spatial Light Modulator

Ting-Chung POON,1,3 Kyu B. DOH,2 Bradley SCHILLING,3 Kazunori SHINODA,4 Yoshiji SUZUKI4 and Ming Hsien WU5

1Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University, 3-5-1, Johoku Hamamatsu, 432 Japan, 2Department of Telecommunication & Information Engineering, Hankuk Aviation University, Koyang-shi, Korea, 3The Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA, 4Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Central Research Laboratory, 5000, Hirakuchi, Shizuoka, 434 Japan, 5Hamamatsu Corporation, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807, USA

(Received March 28, 1997; Accepted May 19, 1997)

Three-dimensional (3-D) or holographic information extracted by two-dimensional active optical heterodyne scanning has been demonstrated recently. The technique is called optical scanning holography. To reconstruct the obtainable 3-D holographic information, digital techniques have been used and demonstrated. For real-time applications, we need to investigate spatial-light-modulator-based systems. In this paper, we first briefly review optical scanning holography, and then present experimental results of 3-D image reconstruction using an electron-beam-addressed spatial light modulator.

Key words : real-time holography, 3-D display, Fourier optics, spatial light modulator