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Scientists create world’s thinnest hologram

Scientists create world’s thinnest hologram

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An Australian-Chinese research team has the world’s thinnest hologram screen developed. The hologram is a thousand times thinner than a human hair.

The very thin hologram paves the way for holograms in devices such as smartphones and tvs, reports the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). The hologram without 3D glasses from different angles to be viewed, and creates the illusion of a three-dimensional object.

“Regular computer-generated holograms are much too large for electronic devices, but our ultra-thin hologram overcomes those barriers,” says project leader, professor Min Gu. Regular holograms are often just as large and thick as the 3D object that they display.

Optical enclosure

The hologram of the RMIT is created with a new quantum material which makes a very thin material yet very much lichtrefracties can make. By the light of the direction of change, creates the holographic illusion. The special material makes a very thin hologram, as it were, an optical baffle, wherein light is very often broken.

The next step is, according to the scientists the development of a thin hologram movie on the lcd-screens can be placed, so as to create a 3D holographic screen. To get sharp images, the pixel format of the hologram, still at least ten times smaller.

Medical applications

At term, the researchers smartphones for which a three-dimensional object for their display project. Also they see benefits for medical application of holograms.

Holograms are already used to include deceased artists on stage and to project. For example, holograms of André Hazes and rapper Tupac recent years, holographic, posthumous performances. For such convincing holograms is now a large equipment is required.

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