The "Mark V" Holographic Video Monitor ("HoloMonitor") is a continuation of effort and accomplishments to produce a low-cost device capable of reproducing true full-color horizontal-parallax-only computer-generated holograms at typical video frame-rates. While other devices around the world may have greater capabilities, these devices are currently confined to laboratory settings due to their sheer complexity and expense. The aim of this project is to provide researchers and "tinkerers" with a device capable of recreating holographic effects in full color, respectable resolution, in real time, and at a comparatively low cost. The "Mark V" HoloMonitor is a closer representation of a consumer product than any other device of the MIT/BYU series of HoloMonitors. In this thesis, I discuss the complete design and construction of all of the optic (sans modulator) electronic subsystems that compose this device, along with explaining and providing working code needed to drive it in various modes of operation. The main objective of this thesis is to sufficiently instruct undergraduate and graduate colleagues so that they can replicate and build upon this work.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Henrie, Andrew August, "Hardware and Software Improvements to a Low-Cost Holographic Video Monitor" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 7439.
Master's Thesis, BYU, Electrical Engineering, Holography, Holographic Video, Holographic Video Monitor, HoloMonitor, Acousto-Optic Modulator, Surface-Acoustic Waves, Leaky-Mode, Scanned Aperture, Mark IV, Mark V, Low Cost, Improvements, Radio-Frequency Circuits