A refreshable, holographic image of an F-4 Phantom jet, created using the new system (Photo: University of Arizona)
Project leader Nasser Peyghambarian with a refreshable, holographic image of an F-4 Phantom jet (Photo: University of Arizona)
Researcher Vivian Sieh holds up the photorefractive polymer (Photo: University of Arizona)
We may still not have light sabers or faster-than-light spacecraft, but one other piece of Star Wars technology now looks like it may be on the horizon: 3D holographic videoconferencing. This week researchers from the University of Arizona, Tucson, unveiled a holographic system capable of transmitting a series of three-dimensional images in near-real-time – a significant step towards the live transmission of life-size, full color, holographic video of people or other objects.
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