Research Abstract


Design, Implementation and Characterization of a Quantum-Dot-Based Volumetric Display

2015年2月16日 Scientific Reports 5 : 8472 doi: 10.1038/srep08472


Ryuji Hirayama, Makoto Naruse, Hirotaka Nakayama, Naoya Tate, Atsushi Shiraki, Takashi Kakue, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Motoichi Ohtsu & Tomoyoshi Ito

Corresponding Author

平山 竜士
千葉大学大学院 工学研究科

In this study, we propose and experimentally demonstrate a volumetric display system based on quantum dots (QDs) embedded in a polymer substrate. Unlike conventional volumetric displays, our system does not require electrical wiring; thus, the heretofore unavoidable issue of occlusion is resolved because irradiation by external light supplies the energy to the light-emitting voxels formed by the QDs. By exploiting the intrinsic attributes of the QDs, the system offers ultrahigh definition and a wide range of colours for volumetric displays. In this paper, we discuss the design, implementation and characterization of the proposed volumetric display's first prototype. We developed an 8 × 8 × 8 display comprising two types of QDs. This display provides multicolour three-type two-dimensional patterns when viewed from different angles. The QD-based volumetric display provides a new way to represent images and could be applied in leisure and advertising industries, among others.