December 15, 2005
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori; hereinafter referred to as "Fujifilm") announced that it had developed a silver halide Holographic* Film that can record and reproduce three dimensional (3-D) images using light interference phenomenon. Fujifilm will start selling the product in the US market next month.
In Japan, holograms are often used to prevent counterfeiting of credit cards and currency. Overseas, however, holograms are used far more widely in commercial uses, archiving of cultural assets, family portraits and art, etc.
Multiple lasers were used in the conventional hologram recording process and silver halide film or photopolymers suitable for each sensitivity level were also necessary. However, the newly developed silver halide Holographic Film is panchromatic and has wide-range spectral sensitivity suitable for most visible lasers, thus simplifying the manufacturing process.
In addition, the use of high-speed ultra-fine silver halide emulsion results in bright and vivid images with low noise. The new film can easily record and produce high sensitive color images. Fujifilm will recommend using its new high sensitive silver halide film to current users of photopolymers.
The development of computers and digital devices has led to increased use of 3-D image data in such areas as complex three dimensional simulation, 3-D map information, 3-D CAD design, and the entertainment industry. Fujifilm's highly advanced Holographic Film will contribute to the expansion of holography use because of its reproductivity and improved convenience.
As a leading provider of imaging products, Fujifilm will continue to develop new products to meet a variety of needs in the broad field of imaging technology.
* A hologram is an image recorded as an interference pattern using holographic technology. When a hologram is spotlighted, a 3-D image appears consisting of a light pattern.
Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division, Public Relations Division