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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23680–23686

Novel method for converting digital Fresnel hologram to phase-only hologram based on bidirectional error diffusion

P.W.M. Tsang and T. -C. Poon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23680-23686 (2013)

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We report a novel and fast method for converting a digital, complex Fresnel hologram into a phase-only hologram. Briefly, the pixels in the complex hologram are scanned sequentially in a row by row manner. The odd and even rows are scanned from opposite directions, constituting to a bidirectional error diffusion process. The magnitude of each visited pixel is forced to be a constant value, while preserving the exact phase value. The resulting error is diffused to the neighboring pixels that have not been visited before. The resulting novel phase-only hologram is called the bidirectional error diffusion (BERD) hologram. The reconstructed image from the BERD hologram exhibits high fidelity as compared with those obtained with the original complex hologram.

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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: July 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2013
Published: September 27, 2013

P.W.M. Tsang and T. -C. Poon, "Novel method for converting digital Fresnel hologram to phase-only hologram based on bidirectional error diffusion," Opt. Express 21, 23680-23686 (2013)

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