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Holoxica founder, Javid Khan, won a scholarship award by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related field.
Javid is reading for a doctorate in Photonics Engineering at Heriot Watt University in the United Kingdom. He is working on a new generation of true 3D holographic displays. The technology is based around a sampled holographic screen that contains a number of pre- encoded holograms where the pre-configured images can be selected using an optical switching matrix. The 3D images can be displayed in any combination or sequence, thereby creating the illusion of movement. A proof-of-concept display has been demonstrated in the laboratory. The next step is to make a prototype and show it to people. This means putting it in a box, shrinking the electronics, folding the optics, new algorithms and improving the performance of the holographic screen.
The 3D market is growing rapidly in areas like cinema, TV and gaming. Javid aims to commercialize the outcomes of his research through his spin-off company, Holoxica Ltd. He says: “I am proud and honoured to receive this award, which recognizes the years of dedication and hard work in bringing this technology to fruition.”
The $2,000 award would be used to attend the SPIE Photonics West 2012 conference and sponsor a 3D hologram outreach contest for schools. Read the full press release.