Scientists have created world’s thinnest hologram. The image just pops out of your screen.
The tiny hologram, which can be seen without 3D glasses, was created by an Australian-Chinese team from RMIT University in Melbourne.
Professor Min Gu, who led the study, said: ‘Conventional computer-generated holograms are too big for electronic devices but our ultrathin hologram overcomes those size barriers.
‘Our nano-hologram is also fabricated using a simple and fast direct laser writing system, which makes our design suitable for large-scale uses and mass manufacture.
‘Integrating holography into everyday electronics would make screen size irrelevant – a pop-up 3D hologram can display a wealth of data that doesn’t neatly fit on a phone or watch.’
Professor Min Gu added that he believes holograms have the potential to be used in a huge range of sectors.
He added: ‘From medical diagnostics to education, data storage, defence and cyber security, 3D holography has the potential to transform a range of industries and this research brings that revolution one critical step closer’.