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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: H137–H143

Graphics processing unit accelerated computation of digital holograms

Hoonjong Kang, Fahri Yaraş, and Levent Onural  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 34, pp. H137-H143 (2009)

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An approximation for fast digital hologram generation is implemented on a central processing unit (CPU), a graphics processing unit (GPU), and a multi-GPU computational platform. The computational performance of the method on each platform is measured and compared. The computational speed on the GPU platform is much faster than on a CPU, and the algorithm could be further accelerated on a multi-GPU platform. In addition, the accuracy of the algorithm for single- and double-precision arithmetic is evaluated. The quality of the reconstruction from the algorithm using single-precision arithmetic is comparable with the quality from the double-precision arithmetic, and thus the implementation using single-precision arithmetic on a multi-GPU platform can be used for holographic video displays.

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

ToC Category:
Computer-Generated Holography

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

Hoonjong Kang, Fahri Yaraş, and Levent Onural, "Graphics processing unit accelerated computation of digital holograms," Appl. Opt. 48, H137-H143 (2009)

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