Holographic Displays
Recent progress in holographic display technology,
led by Mark Lucente, Ph.D.
photo of image of tactical scenario on Zebra holographic displayphoto of image of lidar data on Zebra holographic display

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Starting in 2005, Zebra Imaging has developed the world's leading holographic display technology. Led by Mark Lucente, Ph.D., and with funding from DARPA, the Zebra team created several full-color full-parallax display prototypes, which are now being transitioned to initial customers.
The photo at right shows a holographic display prototype with a photo of an actual image (cropped in) displayed in the three-dimensional image volume. Mark Lucente (standing in the middle) and two Zebra colleagues are viewing the image, while simultaneously conversing and collaborating. The display is self-contained, comprising 9 modular tiles that are designed and built with all of the comptuation, light sources, light modulation and photonic processing needed to control light holographically and create dyanmic imagery that occupies an image volume approximately 1' x 2' x 2'. This holographic display technology is based on work done by Mark Lucente in the early 1990s at the MIT Media Lab, as part of a small team led by the late Professor Stephen Benton. This began with the invention of the first-ever 3D holographic video display and first-ever interactive-rate 3D video display system (as illustrated in publications from the 1990s).

photo of 3 users and Zebra holographic display



DARPA, which funded the UPSD display development
Zebra Imaging, where work was performed
Photos and video of display at Zebra Imaging

holographic displays / Mark Lucente / Copyright 2011