Sci-fi holograms a step closer

Scientists at the Australian National University have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved, opening the door to 3D imaging technologies like those seen in Star Wars.

Lead researcher, Lei Wang, said the team created complex holographic images in infrared with the invention that could be developed with industry.

“As a child, I learned about the concept of holographic imaging from the Star Wars movies. It’s really cool to be working on an invention that uses the principles of holography depicted in those movies,” said Mr Wang, a PhD student at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering.

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