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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 24 — Aug. 22, 2005
  • pp: 5076–5085

Rapid hologram updates for real-time volumetric information displays

Bala Munjuluri, Michael L. Huebschman, and Harold R. Garner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 24, pp. 5076-5085 (2005)

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We have demonstrated that holograms incorporating changes in three-dimensional (3D) scenes can be recalculated in real time to present dynamic updates on information displays. This approach displays 3D information in a compatible format for fast and reliable interpretation of changes in the 3D scenes. The rapid-update algorithm has been demonstrated by real-time computation and transcription of the holograms to our digital micromirror device hologram projection system for visual validation of the reconstruction. The reported algorithm enables full parallax 1024 × 768 pixel holograms of 3D scenes to be updated at a rate of 0.8 s with a 1.8 GHz personal computer. Volumetric information displays that can enhance reliable data assimilation and decrease reaction times for applications such as air-traffic control, cockpit heads-up displays, mission crew stations, and undersea navigation can benefit from this research.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2820) Holography : Heads-up displays
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: April 26, 2005
Published: August 20, 2005

Bala Munjuluri, Michael L. Huebschman, and Harold R. Garner, "Rapid hologram updates for real-time volumetric information displays," Appl. Opt. 44, 5076-5085 (2005)

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