Electronic Holography for Real Objects Using Integral Photography

  • Tomoyuki Mishina
  • Jun Arai
  • Makoto Okui
  • Fumio Okano


When we look at a thing (“object”), the beams that are reflected from the object (“object beams”) enter our eyes, forming an image of the object on the retina through the eye lenses. This means that even if the object does not actually exist, we can see it when the same beams as the object beams that are produced by some means enter our eyes. Holography, which was invented by D. Gabor in 1948, is a technology that utilizes the diffraction and interference of light to record and reproduce the wavefronts of light [1]. By using this technology, it is possible to reproduce recorded object beams anytime. Thus, even when the object is absent, the technology permits reproducing the same object beams as when the object was present, thereby forming a virtual image of the object at the exact position where the object was situated. This virtual image is one formed in a space. Therefore, we can see the object as a 3-D image without wearing special glasses. We can also examine the...


Fringe Pattern Reference Beam Elemental Image Lens Focal Length Object Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoyuki Mishina
    • 1
  • Jun Arai
  • Makoto Okui
  • Fumio Okano
  1. 1.NHK Science & Technical Research LaboratoriesKoganeiJapan

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