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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15205–15211

Holographic video at 40 frames per second for 4-million object points

Peter Tsang, W.-K. Cheung, T.-C. Poon, and C. Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15205-15211 (2011)

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We propose a fast method for generating digital Fresnel holograms based on an interpolated wavefront-recording plane (IWRP) approach. Our method can be divided into two stages. First, a small, virtual IWRP is derived in a computational-free manner. Second, the IWRP is expanded into a Fresnel hologram with a pair of fast Fourier transform processes, which are realized with the graphic processing unit (GPU). We demonstrate state-of-the-art experimental results, capable of generating a 2048x2048 Fresnel hologram of around 4 × 10 6 object points at a rate of over 40 frames per second.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: June 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2011
Published: July 22, 2011

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Peter Tsang, W.-K. Cheung, T.-C. Poon, and C. Zhou, "Holographic video at 40 frames per second for 4-million object points," Opt. Express 19, 15205-15211 (2011)

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