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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13895–13903

HORN-6 special-purpose clustered computing system for electroholography

Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Hirotaka Nakayama, Tomoyoshi Ito, Nobuyuki Masuda, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Atsushi Shiraki, and Takashige Sugie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13895-13903 (2009)

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We developed the HORN-6 special-purpose computer for holography. We designed and constructed the HORN-6 board to handle an object image composed of one million points and constructed a cluster system composed of 16 HORN-6 boards. Using this HORN-6 cluster system, we succeeded in creating a computer-generated hologram of a three-dimensional image composed of 1,000,000 points at a rate of 1 frame per second, and a computer-generated hologram of an image composed of 100,000 points at a rate of 10 frames per second, which is near video rate, when the size of a computer-generated hologram is 1,920 × 1,080. The calculation speed is approximately 4,600 times faster than that of a personal computer with an Intel 3.4-GHz Pentium 4 CPU.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: April 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2009
Published: July 27, 2009

Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Hirotaka Nakayama, Tomoyoshi Ito, Nobuyuki Masuda, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Atsushi Shiraki, and Takashige Sugie, "HORN-6 special-purpose clustered computing system for electroholography," Opt. Express 17, 13895-13903 (2009)

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