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Anisotropic leaky-mode modulator for holographic video displays

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, June 2013
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Anisotropic leaky-mode modulator for holographic video displays
Published in
Nature, June 2013
DOI 10.1038/nature12217
Pubmed ID

D. E. Smalley, Q. Y. J. Smithwick, V. M. Bove, J. Barabas, S. Jolly


Every holographic video display is built on a spatial light modulator, which directs light by diffraction to form points in three-dimensional space. The modulators currently used for holographic video displays are challenging to use for several reasons: they have relatively low bandwidth, high cost, low diffraction angle, poor scalability, and the presence of quantization noise, unwanted diffractive orders and zero-order light. Here we present modulators for holographic video displays based on anisotropic leaky-mode couplers, which have the potential to address all of these challenges. These modulators can be fabricated simply, monolithically and at low cost. Additionally, these modulators are capable of new functionalities, such as wavelength division multiplexing for colour display. We demonstrate three enabling properties of particular interest-polarization rotation, enlarged angular diffraction, and frequency domain colour filtering-and suggest that this technology can be used as a platform for low-cost, high-performance holographic video displays.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 2%
Japan 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Singapore 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 146 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 60 38%
Researcher 27 17%
Student > Master 17 11%
Student > Bachelor 11 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 10 6%
Other 21 13%
Unknown 11 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 65 41%
Physics and Astronomy 44 28%
Materials Science 10 6%
Computer Science 6 4%
Chemistry 5 3%
Other 10 6%
Unknown 17 11%

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