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Texas Instruments Phase Light Modulator for Holographic Display by Dr. Yushi Kaneda; U of Arizona

Friday, February 24 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Holograms can create realistic display and has been worked on since previous centuries.  Conventionally hologram is recorded by optical process, which means the image is stationary.  With the advent of MEMS technologies, dynamic hologram became a reality.  This means that the realistic holographic image, which has been a still image, can now be a movie.  Texas Instruments’ DLP/PLM devices allow it.  With this potential, The University of Arizona is challenging in making realistic display for AR/VR applications.  We shall overview the principle of hologram and its potential, as well as a way to make the quality of holographic displays better, and making such apparatus compatible with the practical objects, such as eyeglasses or windshield.  Some of the experimental apparatus and results will be shown.


Dr. Kaneda is a Research Professor in Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona.  He received Bachelor of Engineering from University of Tokyo, Master of Science from Stanford University, and Ph.D. from University of Tokyo, all in Applied Physics.

He is a career-long laser person.  He worked for Sony Corp. in Tokyo 1988-2000, where he was involved in the R&D on solid-state lasers and their nonlinear wavelength conversion, and pioneered some of the laser technologies, and contributed to the development of ultraviolet lasers which ended up in deployed in the manufacturing of PlayStation™2 in 1998.  2001-2004 he worked for NP Photonics in Tucson, AZ where he worked on fiber lasers and amplifier devices.  Since 2004, he has been at The University of Arizona, where he currently is.  At The University of Arizona, he works on display technology besides various aspects of laser technologies.

He had served as program committee of IEEE/LEOS 1999-2005, CLEO (Materials) 2007-2008, ASSL (Sources) 2019-2021, and is now a Program Chair of ASSL (Sources) since 2022.  He is a Senior Member of Optica since 2010.

His inventions/innovations are represented by his publications as well as more than 20 awarded US Patents.

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