GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Keyword
Year awarded
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Special Award
Company Info

2015

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Aerial Tangible Plasma Graphics Generator [Fairy Lights]
Principal implementing business
Digital Nature Group, University of Tsukuba
Category
Public equipment and facilities for commercial use
Company(Nationality)
Digital Nature Group, University of Tsukuba (Japan)
Takayuki Hoshi Laboratory, Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
Utsunomiya University (Japan)
Award Number
15G070683
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2015

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Outline

We present a method of rendering aerial and volumetric graphics using femtosecond lasers. A high-intensity laser excites a physical matter to emit light at an arbitrary 3D position. Popular applications can then be explored especially since plasma induced by a femtosecond laser is quieter and safer than that generated by a nanosecond laser. There are two methods of rendering graphics with a femtosecond laser in air: Producing holograms (cross sectional light distribution of laser beams) using spatial light modulation technology, and scanning of a laser beam by a galvano mirror.

Producer

Yoichi Ochiai Yoshio Hayasaki

Director

Yoichi Ochiai Takayuki Hoshi Yoshio Hayasaki

Designer

Yoichi Ochiai Kota Kumagai Takayuki Hoshi Satoshi Hasegawa

More information

http://digitalnature.slis.tsukuba.ac.jp

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