3-D Video Display
Researchers at Stanford University, IBM-Almaden, and SDL Corporation in San Jose
have created a three-dimensional, full-color solid-state video display. The display is a transparent glass the size of a
sugar cube. At left is an image of a simple mathematical shape known as a Lissajous curve, along with green and purple surfaces. To generate the image, crisscrossing laser beams strike the cube, which is made up of layers that
fluoresce in red, green, and blue.
Image courtesy Elizabeth Downing (Stanford University/3D Technology Laboratories), Lambertus Hesselink (Stanford), John Ralston (SDL Corp.), and Roger Macfarlane (IBM Almaden).
This research was reported in Science 273, 1185 (1996).