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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4018–4023

Generation of real-time large computer generated hologram using wavefront recording method

Jiantong Weng, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Naohisa Okada, Hirotaka Nakayama, Minoru Oikawa, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4018-4023 (2012)

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We report the generation of a real-time large computer generated hologram (CGH) using the wavefront recording plane (WRP) method with the aid of a graphics processing unit (GPU). The WRP method consists of two steps: the first step calculates a complex amplitude on a WRP that is placed between a 3D object and a CGH, from a three-dimensional (3D) object. The second step obtains a CGH by calculating diffraction from the WRP to the CGH. The disadvantages of the previous WRP method include the inability to record a large three-dimensional object that exceeds the size of the CGH, and the difficulty in implementing to all the steps on a GPU. We improved the WRP method using Shifted-Fresnel diffraction to solve the former problem, and all the steps could be implemented on a GPU. We show optical reconstructions from a 1,980 × 1,080 phase only CGH generated by about 3 × 104 object points over 90 frames per second. In other words, the improved method obtained a large CGH with about 6 mega pixels (1,980 × 1,080 × 3) from the object points at the video rate.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2012
Published: February 2, 2012

Jiantong Weng, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Naohisa Okada, Hirotaka Nakayama, Minoru Oikawa, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito, "Generation of real-time large computer generated hologram using wavefront recording method," Opt. Express 20, 4018-4023 (2012)

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