We developed an electroholography unit, which consists of a special-purpose computational chip for holography and a reflective liquid-crystal display (LCD) panel, for a three-dimensional (3D) display. The special-purpose chip can compute a computer-generated hologram of 800�?600 grids in size from a 3D object consisting of approximately 400 points in approximately 0.15 seconds. The pixel pitch and resolution of the LCD panel are 12 μm and 800�?600 grids, respectively. We implemented the special purpose chip and LCD panel on a printed circuit board of approximately 28cm�?13cm in size. After the calculation, the computer-generated hologram produced by the special-purpose chip is displayed on the LCD panel. When we illuminate a reference light to the LCD panel, we can observe a 3D animation of approximately 3cm�?3cm�?3cm in size. In the present paper, we report the electroholographic display unit together with a simple 3D display system.
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