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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 16038–16045

Simplified electroholographic color reconstruction system using graphics processing unit and liquid crystal display projector

Atsushi Shiraki, Naoki Takada, Masashi Niwa, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 16038-16045 (2009)

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We have constructed a simple color electroholography system that has excellent cost performance. It uses a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a liquid crystal display (LCD) projector. The structure of the GPU is suitable for calculating computer-generated holograms (CGHs). The calculation speed of the GPU is approximately 1,500 times faster than that of a central processing unit. The LCD projector is an inexpensive, high-performance device for displaying CGHs. It has high-definition LCD panels for red, green and blue. Thus, it can be easily used for color electro-holography. For a three-dimensional object consisting of 1,000 points, our system succeeded in real-time color holographic reconstruction at rate of 30 frames per second.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: June 29, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2009
Published: August 26, 2009

Atsushi Shiraki, Naoki Takada, Masashi Niwa, Yasuyuki Ichihashi, Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito, "Simplified electroholographic color reconstruction system using graphics processing unit and liquid crystal display projector," Opt. Express 17, 16038-16045 (2009)

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