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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 5669–5676

Computer-generated holograms of a real three-dimensional object based on stereoscopic video images

Seung-Cheol Kim, Dong-Choon Hwang, Dong-Hwi Lee, and Eun-Soo Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 22, pp. 5669-5676 (2006)

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A novel method of using stereoscopic video images to synthesize the computer-generated hologram (CGH) patterns of a real 3D object is proposed. Stereoscopic video images of a real 3D object are captured by a 3D camera system. Disparity maps between the captured stereo image pairs are estimated and from these estimated maps the depth data for each pixel of the object can be extracted on a frame basis. By using these depth data and original color images, hologram patterns of a real object can be computationally generated. In experiments, stereoscopic video images of a real 3D object, a wooden rhinoceros doll, are captured by using the Wasol 3D adapter system and its depth data are extracted from them. Then, CGH patterns of 1280 pixels × 1024 pixels are generated with these depth-annotated images of the wooden rhinoceros doll, and the CGH patterns are experimentally displayed via a holographic display system.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing

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Original Manuscript: August 15, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2005

Seung-Cheol Kim, Dong-Choon Hwang, Dong-Hwi Lee, and Eun-Soo Kim, "Computer-generated holograms of a real three-dimensional object based on stereoscopic video images," Appl. Opt. 45, 5669-5676 (2006)

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