Laser-plasma scanning 3D display for putting digital contents in free space

Hideo Saito, Hidei Kimura, Satoru Shimada, Takeshi Naemura, Jun Kayahara, Songkran Jarusirisawad, Vincent Nozick, Hiroyo Ishikawa, Toshiyuki Murakami, Jun Aoki, Akira Asano, Tatsumi Kimura, Masayuki Kakehata, Fumio Sasaki, Hidehiko Yashiro, Masahiko Mori, Kenji Torizuka, Kouta Ino

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We present a novel 3D display that can show any 3D contents in free space using laser-plasma scanning in the air. The laser-plasma technology can generate a point illumination at an arbitrary position in the free space. By scanning the position of the illumination, we can display a set of point illuminations in the space, which realizes 3D display in the space. This 3D display has been already presented in Emerging Technology of SIGGRAPH2006, which is the basic platform of our 3D display project. In this presentation, we would like to introduce history of the development of the laser-plasma scanning 3D display, and then describe recent development of the 3D contents analysis and processing technology for realizing an innovative media presentation in a free 3D space. The one of recent development is performed to give preferred 3D contents data to the 3D display in a very flexible manner. This means that we have a platform to develop an interactive 3D contents presentation system using the 3D display, such as an interactive art presentation using the 3D display. We would also like to present the future plan of this 3D display research project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventStereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 282008 Jan 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherStereoscopic Displays and Applications XIX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • 3D contents analysis
  • Display in free space
  • Laser-plasma scanning 3D display
  • True 3D display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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