Abstract

We have demonstrated an efficient speckle reduction method for laser illumination using a micro-vibrated paper screen along the projection direction. Using this method, a micro-vibrated amplitude of 0.532 μm, or a 2π phase change is sufficient to de-correlate the generated speckle pattern for a static SHG green laser beam image. When the measured speckle contrast is lowered to about 5.0%, and comparable with an LED source, a speckle-free image can be achieved. This technique will be suitable for compact and portable laser illumination equipment, image display, signal sensing devices, and so forth. Wearable and near-to-eye laser display applications are also included.

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