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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26480–26485

Binary Mask Programmable Hologram

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


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26480-26485 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026480


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Abstract

We report, for the first time, the concept and generation of a novel Fresnel hologram called the digital binary mask programmable hologram (BMPH). A BMPH is comprised of a static, high resolution binary grating that is overlaid with a lower resolution binary mask. The reconstructed image of the BMPH can be programmed to approximate a target image (including both intensity and depth information) by configuring the pattern of the binary mask with a simple genetic algorithm (SGA). As the low resolution binary mask can be realized with less stringent display technology, our method enables the development of simple and economical holographic video display.

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

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: August 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2012
Published: November 9, 2012

Citation
P.W.M. Tsang, T.-C. Poon, Changhe Zhou, and K.W.K. Cheung, "Binary Mask Programmable Hologram," Opt. Express 20, 26480-26485 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-26480


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