This thesis improves on the design of the Optical Trap Display (OTD), presented in 2018 . Contributions include: real time animation; single beam, multiparticle suspension, point primitive anisotropic scattering, and virtual image approximation. First, real time animation was demonstrated on the OTD for the first time in full color at up to 30Hz refresh. Second, multi-particle systems allow for scaling of the display by a multiplicative factor, potentially up to orders of magnitude greater than the first OTD. Third, anisotropic scattering of point primitives was shown for individual suspended particles and multiple simultaneously suspended particles. Fourth, virtual images have been previously considered impossible in volumetric displays but by using perspective projections we have shown in simulation and experiment for the first time that an effect similar to a virtual image can be created.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rogers, R. Wesley, "Improvements in Optical Trap Displays" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8686.
optical trap, photophoretic trap, 3D display, volumetric display