The Real 3D – Digital holography for 3D and 4D real-world objects' capture, processing, and display project is a research project funded under the Information and Communication Technologies theme of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme, and brings together nine participants from academia and industry. This three-year project marks the beginning a long-term effort to facilitate the entry of a new technology (digital holography) into the three-dimensional capture and display markets.

Project duration 1.2.2008 through 30.4.2011.

Public abstract of the Real 3D project

More detailed introduction to digital holography and overview of the Real 3D project are available at:

  • 3-D capture, processing, display, and perception with digital holography: results from a European-funded project, presentation given by T.J. Naughton in Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, Tokyo, Japan, 2011
  • Digital holographic video, presentation given by M. Kujawinska in 3D Stereo Media, Liege, Belgium, 2010
  • Real 3D- Digital holography for 3D and 4D real-world objects' capture, processing, and display: Summary of progress from Year 1, presentation given by Thomas J. Naughton in 3rd EOS Topical Meeting on Optical Microsystems, Capri, Italy, 2009



31.1.2011 The Real 3D project has been extended for three months until 30.4.2011.
1.12.2010 During 2010, the Real 3D consortium's research was disseminated in 11 journal articles, 7 invited conference papers, and 15 contributed conference papers. Paper reprints can be found in our publications page.

1.9.2010 The proceedings for the 9th Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics, Helsinki, July 2010 are now available online in the IEEE digital library IEEEXplore with ISBN 978-1-4244-8227-6 (IEEE subscription required). Papers specific to Real 3D are open access at the Real 3D website.
16.7.2010 Today marks the end of the enjoyable WIO 2010 meeting. We welcomed 49 technical session speakers from 21 countries, as well as Dr. Henri Rajbenbach representing the European Commission and speakers from Finnish national funding agencies. A total of 23 presentations dealt with digital holography, 3D imaging, and 3D display. The coordinators of fellow 3D display FP7 projects MOBILE3DTV and 3D VIVANT gave presentations. The Real 3D project was represented by technical presentations from BIAS, Oulu, and LT.
12.7.2010 The 9th Euro-American Workshop on Information Optics (WIO 2010), Helsinki, commences today primarily supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme through the Real 3D project and with the technical support of the IEEE acting through the IEEE Photonics Society. The workshop is organised by Oulu. Other sponsors include VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, University of Oulu's Oulu Southern Institute, Aalto University Department of Applied Physics, the Finnish Optical Society, and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.
9.6.2010 EPFL presents its Real 3D results at the XII International Conference on Laser Applications in Life Sciences 2010 (LALS-2010), Oulu, Finland.
5.6.2010 Google honours the 110th anniversary of Dennis Gabor's birth. Gabor, a Hungarian-British applied physicist, invented holography in London in 1948, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971.
31.5.2010 As part of the 3DTV Conference 2010, Tampere, Finland, Oulu gives a one-day set of invited lectures entitled "Aiming for real 3D: Digital holography for sensing, processing, and display of 3D real-world objects" at the summer school on 3D Media Technologies and User Experience. BIAS and Bilkent each present papers at the 3DTV Conference.
17.5.2010 INOA-CNR and Oulu each presents invited papers at the International Conference on Advanced Phase Measurement Methods in Optics and Imaging 2010 at Monte Verita, Locarno, Switzerland.



There are no open positions at this time.

The Real 3D project is funded by the
European Community's Seventh Framework
Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant
agreement n° 216105