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Computer-generated holograms on a CD-R disk

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Yuji Sakamoto

Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)

Morito Morishima, Akira Usui

Yamaha Corp. (Japan)

Proc. SPIE 5290, Practical Holography XVIII: Materials and Applications, 42 (June 29, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.526504
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  • Practical Holography XVIII: Materials and Applications
  • Tung H. Jeong; Hans I. Bjelkhagen
  • San Jose, CA | January 18, 2004


In order to display three-dimensional imagery by computer-generated holograms, it is necessary to draw hologram data on a medium with a resolution on the micrometer order. Conventionally, optical lithography, electron beam lithography, and special laser beam printers designed especially for holograms are used. However these systems are large and expensive, and need special environments such as darkrooms and clean rooms. We have developed a new device that draws hologram data on CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) disks, and which is based on a Yamaha CRW-F1 CD-R/RW drive. The drive produces holograms in a short amount of time, at low cost, and at the high resolution of 1.5μm. Moreover, the drive is small, portable and does not require a special environment, so that all of the processes of Desktop Holograming, from hologram calculation to recording, are made possible with just one PC. We evaluated optical properties of the CD-R disk as a viable hologram recording media. There are characteristics that are different from conventional media, because hologram data is recorded on spiral shaped grooves. We propose a new calculation method of hologram data suitable for a CD-R disk in order to display three-dimensional imagery. Using this method, we carried out optical experiments and it showed reconstructed three-dimensional imagery on CD-R disks successfully. In this paper, we discuss the optical properties of the CD-R disk, calculation method, and the experimental results.

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Yuji Sakamoto ; Morito Morishima and Akira Usui
"Computer-generated holograms on a CD-R disk", Proc. SPIE 5290, Practical Holography XVIII: Materials and Applications, 42 (June 29, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.526504; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.526504

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