3DIcon Develops True 3D Imaging with Dual Infrared Lasers

November 05 2008 / by John Heylin
Category: Gadgets   Year: 2018   Rating: 12 Hot

Tulsa, Oklahoma company 3DIcon has made an astonishing 3D imaging breakthrough with their prototype CSpace.

“CSpace creates a virtual moving screen display that contains a variety of particles suspended within its volumetric image space. When these particles are excited by two different infrared lasers, they illuminate to generate a 3D image.”

The two infrared lasers combine to form an image in a “volumetric image space” (something like a clear cube). The breakthrough made is in the technology as well as the display quality. Not only can the 3D image be viewed from any angle, but it also displays an incredibly high resolution. On top of this, the whole prototype requires no moving parts. So far they’ve only been able to create green 3D objects, but the hope is to eventually create full-color 3D images.

3D imaging itself could revolutionize modern warfare as well as the transportation sector. The ability to see in real-time actual 3D video could help commanders in the field move troops to safer or more strategic positions. Air traffic controllers could visually see airplanes coming in for a landing at a busy airport. Even trains could benefit from this technology. But don’t get excited yet, it might be a decade or more before we see this kind of tech in the real world.

Image: Kecko (Flickr, CC-Attribution)

Comment Thread (3 Responses)

  1. Wow, very cool. I’d love to watch a sports game through such a device.

    Posted by: Alvis Brigis   November 06, 2008
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  2. I don’t understand why it has to appear in a solid, can;t we just jump to the death-star hologram type gadgets and skip all this?

    Posted by: martymcfly   November 11, 2008
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  3. It looks really impressive and interesting. Hopefully it won’t look as weird and creepy as the CNN holograms during the election.

    Posted by: christinep   November 11, 2008
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