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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Jan. 23, 2006
  • pp: 603–608

Computer generated holography using a graphics processing unit

Nobuyuki Masuda, Tomoyoshi Ito, Takashi Tanaka, Atsushi Shiraki, and Takashige Sugie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 603-608 (2006)

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We have applied the graphics processing unit (GPU) to computer generated holograms (CGH) to overcome the high computational cost of CGH and have compared the speed of a GPU implementation to a standard CPU implementation. The calculation speed of a GPU (GeForce 6600, nVIDIA) was found to be about 47 times faster than that of a personal computer with a Pentium 4 processor. Our system can realize real-time reconstruction of a 64-point 3-D object at video rate using a liquid-crystal display of resolution 800×600.

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(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography

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Nobuyuki Masuda, Tomoyoshi Ito, Takashi Tanaka, Atsushi Shiraki, and Takashige Sugie, "Computer generated holography using a graphics processing unit," Opt. Express 14, 603-608 (2006)

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