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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: H54–H63

Extremely high-definition full-parallax computer-generated hologram created by the polygon-based method

Kyoji Matsushima and Sumio Nakahara  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 34, pp. H54-H63 (2009)

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A large-scale full-parallax computer-generated hologram (CGH) with four billion ( 2 16 × 2 16 ) pixels is created to reconstruct a fine true 3D image of a scene, with occlusions. The polygon-based method numerically generates the object field of a surface object, whose shape is provided by a set of vertex data of polygonal facets, while the silhouette method makes it possible to reconstruct the occluded scene. A novel technique using the segmented frame buffer is presented for handling and propagating large wave fields even in the case where the whole wave field cannot be stored in memory. We demonstrate that the full-parallax CGH, calculated by the proposed method and fabricated by a laser lithography system, reconstructs a fine 3D image accompanied by a strong sensation of depth.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display

ToC Category:
Computer-Generated Holography

Original Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 14, 2009
Published: October 1, 2009

Kyoji Matsushima and Sumio Nakahara, "Extremely high-definition full-parallax computer-generated hologram created by the polygon-based method," Appl. Opt. 48, H54-H63 (2009)

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