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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1404–1412

Reducing the memory usage for effective computer-generated hologram calculation using compressed look-up table in full-color holographic display

Jia Jia, Yongtian Wang, Juan Liu, Xin Li, Yijie Pan, Zhumei Sun, Bin Zhang, Qing Zhao, and Wei Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. 1404-1412 (2013)

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A fast algorithm with low memory usage is proposed to generate the hologram for full-color 3D display based on a compressed look-up table (C-LUT). The C-LUT is described and built to reduce the memory usage and speed up the calculation of the computer-generated hologram (CGH). Numerical simulations and optical experiments are performed to confirm this method, and several other algorithms are compared. The results show that the memory usage of the C-LUT is kept low when number of depth layers of the 3D object is increased, and the time for building the C-LUT is independent of the number of depth layers of the 3D object. The algorithm based on C-LUT is an efficient method for saving memory usage and calculation time, and it is expected that it could be used for realizing real-time and full-color 3D holographic display in the future.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: December 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2013
Published: February 22, 2013

Jia Jia, Yongtian Wang, Juan Liu, Xin Li, Yijie Pan, Zhumei Sun, Bin Zhang, Qing Zhao, and Wei Jiang, "Reducing the memory usage for effectivecomputer-generated hologram calculation using compressed look-up table in full-color holographic display," Appl. Opt. 52, 1404-1412 (2013)

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