Speckle reduction mechanism in laser rear projection displays using a small moving diffuser

Yuhei Kuratomi, Kazuo Sekiya, Hiroaki Satoh, Tatsuhiro Tomiyama, Tohru Kawakami, Baku Katagiri, Yoshito Suzuki, Tatsuo Suzuki

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Recently, a practical method of speckle reduction in laser rear projection displays that uses an optical system with a small moving diffuser has attracted much attention. In this paper, a model of the speckle generation and reduction mechanism in the system is presented. We investigated the speckle, focusing on the physical aspects of its generation, rather than treating it statistically. We found that the granularity of the speckle patterns generated by the small diffuser corresponded to the size of the coherent regions on the projection screen. This determined the efficiency of the speckle reduction when the small diffuser was rotated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1812-1817
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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