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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2001
  • pp: 2864–2870

Computer-generated holograms of three-dimensional realistic objects recorded without wave interference

Youzhi Li, David Abookasis, and Joseph Rosen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 17, pp. 2864-2870 (2001)

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We propose a method of synthesizing computer-generated holograms of real-life three-dimensional (3-D) objects. An ordinary digital camera illuminated by incoherent white light records several projections of the 3-D object from different points of view. The recorded data are numerically processed to yield a two-dimensional complex function, which is then encoded as a computer-generated hologram. When this hologram is illuminated by a plane wave, a 3-D real image of the object is reconstructed.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing

Original Manuscript: September 25, 2000
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2001
Published: June 10, 2001

Youzhi Li, David Abookasis, and Joseph Rosen, "Computer-generated holograms of three-dimensional realistic objects recorded without wave interference," Appl. Opt. 40, 2864-2870 (2001)

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