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  • Vol. 49, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2010
  • pp: 4647–4654

Method to calculate the far field of three-dimensional objects for computer-generated holography

Muharrem Bayraktar and Meriç Özcan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 24, pp. 4647-4654 (2010)

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Here, a new method for calculating the computer-generated holograms of three-dimensional (3D) objects is presented along with a review of current techniques. The method, the planar layers method (PLM), is established on the idea of representing 3D objects in discrete planar layers perpendicular to the observation plane, then calculating the total far field pattern by summing up the far field patterns of each layer. Simulation results, computational complexity, and error comparisons reveal that this new method can be used to calculate far field patterns—hence, the holograms—of computer-synthesized objects very efficiently.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: April 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2010
Published: August 19, 2010

Muharrem Bayraktar and Meriç Özcan, "Method to calculate the far field of three-dimensional objects for computer-generated holography," Appl. Opt. 49, 4647-4654 (2010)

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