The condition for a diffuser to produce the maximum speckle contrast reduction with the minimum number of distinct phase patterns is derived. A binary realization of this optimum diffuser is obtained by mapping the rows or columns of a Hadamard matrix to the phase patterns. The method is experimentally verified in the Grating Light Valve laser projectionâ€¦ (More)

Speckle arises when coherent light scattered from a rough surface is detected by an intensity detector that has a finite aperture, such as an observer. In a laser projection display, the presence of speckle tends to mask the image information and therefore its reduction is highly desirable. Speckle contrast reduction is based on averaging a number ofâ€¦ (More)