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Holographic Displays Offer a Glimpse of How We Will See the World

Researchers are one step closer to a new era of immersive displays as they use holography to blend the real and virtual worlds that can be viewed through ordinary eyeglasses. This advance, spearheaded by Princeton University researchers and reported on the university website, promises to revolutionise how we experience visual media.

Augmented Reality - June 13, 2024 midnight

New Display Method Using Phone Screen Developed

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a full-colour 3D display method that utilises a smartphone screen rather than a laser to create holographic images. With further development, the new method can be used for augmented reality displays.

Augmented Reality - April 25, 2024 midnight

Researchers Develop 360-Degree AR Holographic Automotive Display

Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and University College London have developed an advanced augmented reality (AR) holographic system that projects 4K video using LiDAR point clouds, specifically designed for automotive head-up displays.

Augmented Reality - January 17, 2024 midnight

Diffractive vs Reflective Waveguides

The stakes are high in the race for lightweight, energy efficient waveguides for smart glasses. In this article adapted from ZDNet, Israeli augmented reality optics company Lumus explains why it believes its range of reflective 2D waveguide technology beats the diffractive competition.

Augmented Reality - February 22, 2023 midnight

The Metaverse as a Business Driver

Dr Alan Hodgson, a consultant in technologies for secure documents, looks at the implications of the evolution of the Metaverse from the perspective of holography and 3D displays.

Free - November 21, 2022 midnight

What’s in a Name?

The use of the term ‘holography’ to describe phenomena other than wavefront reconstruction is now well established in the media. Often, the purpose of using the term is to convey a sense of futuristic heightened reality, which can be frustrating to holography purists but could also be seen as praise if you believe the idiom ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’.

Heightened Reality - April 25, 2022 midnight

Two Quick Reads Through the History of Holography

Anyone looking for a whistle stop literary tour of the milestones that map out the history of holography are fortunate, as two articles have appeared this month that chart the course of the technology – from before Gabor’s invention to future applications in the Metaverse.

Free - March 22, 2022 midnight