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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 4219–4226

Practical method for color computer-generated rainbow holograms of real-existing objects

Yile Shi, Hui Wang, Yong Li, Hongzhen Jin, and Lihong Ma  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 21, pp. 4219-4226 (2009)

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A novel method for computer-generated rainbow holograms (CGRHs) of full-color objects is proposed. First, a new algorithm for fabricating full-color CGRHs of real-existing objects is proposed based on the interrelationship between coding of a CGRH and reconstruction of the hologram. Second, a color rainbow hologram for a real-existing object is generated by combining the proposed algorithm and computer-generated hologram generating system. Finally, the hologram is outputted by an auto-microfilming system. The principle of the algorithm, the process of hologram calculation, and the hologram generating system for real-existing objects and experimental results are presented. The experimental results demonstrate that the new method is feasible.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography

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Original Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2009
Published: July 16, 2009

Yile Shi, Hui Wang, Yong Li, Hongzhen Jin, and Lihong Ma, "Practical method for color computer-generated rainbow holograms of real-existing objects," Appl. Opt. 48, 4219-4226 (2009)

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