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Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2006
  • pp: 3527–3533

Fast calculation method for spherical computer-generated holograms

Mark L. Tachiki, Yusuke Sando, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 15, pp. 3527-3533 (2006)

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The synthesis of spherical computer-generated holograms is investigated. To deal with the staggering calculation times required to synthesize the hologram, a fast calculation method for approximating the hologram distribution is proposed. In this method, the diffraction integral is approximated as a convolution integral, allowing computation using the fast-Fourier-transform algorithm. The principles of the fast calculation method, the error in the approximation, and results from simulations are presented.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display

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Original Manuscript: October 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2005

Mark L. Tachiki, Yusuke Sando, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai, "Fast calculation method for spherical computer-generated holograms," Appl. Opt. 45, 3527-3533 (2006)

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