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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 5986–5995

Fast generation of three-dimensional video holograms by combined use of data compression and lookup table techniques

Seung-Cheol Kim, Jung-Hoon Yoon, and Eun-Soo Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 32, pp. 5986-5995 (2008)

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Even though there are many types of methods to generate CGH (computer-generated hologram) patterns of three-dimensional (3D) objects, most of them have been applied to still images but not to video images due to their computational complexity in applications of 3D video holograms. A new method for fast computation of CGH patterns for 3D video images is proposed by combined use of data compression and lookup table techniques. Temporally redundant data of the 3D video images are removed with the differential pulse code modulation (DPCM) algorithm, and then the CGH patterns for these compressed videos are generated with the novel lookup table (N-LUT) technique. To confirm the feasibility of the proposed method, some experiments with test 3D videos are carried out, and the results are comparatively discussed with the conventional methods in terms of the number of object points and computation time.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2008
Published: November 4, 2008

Seung-Cheol Kim, Jung-Hoon Yoon, and Eun-Soo Kim, "Fast generation of three-dimensional video holograms by combined use of data compression and lookup table techniques," Appl. Opt. 47, 5986-5995 (2008)

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