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The Zerotrope, a Dynamic Holographic Display: Design and Implementation

Plasma Bio Display, Kwangwoon University, Seoul 01897, Korea
Ultimate Holography, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Ingenium College, Kwangwoon University, Seoul 01897, Korea
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(16), 3378; (registering DOI)
Received: 18 July 2019 / Revised: 6 August 2019 / Accepted: 12 August 2019 / Published: 16 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Applied Physics)
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This paper presents the Zerotrope, an improved version of the classic phenakistiscope and zoetrope devices. This device is used to create a new 360-degree dynamic 3D display by the inclusion of a single ultra-realistic full-color hologram. The Zerotrope is built with a zero-degree transplane hologram mounted on a disk rotating at a constant speed. When a stroboscopic lamp synchronized with the rotation illuminates this hologram, the recorded characters, arranged radially around the center of the disk, are animated as in a stop-motion movie. The operation of the Zerotrope is successful and shows the effect of a 3D display without the need for special viewing aids. View Full-Text
Keywords: full-color hologram; 3D display; holographic display; H2 hologram full-color hologram; 3D display; holographic display; H2 hologram

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Gentet, P.; Joung, J.; Gentet, Y.; Kim, K.-J.; Lee, S.-H. The Zerotrope, a Dynamic Holographic Display: Design and Implementation. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3378.

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