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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3133–3135

Simple and fast calculation algorithm for computer-generated hologram with wavefront recording plane

Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3133-3135 (2009)

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We present a simple and fast calculation algorithm for a computer-generated hologram (CGH) by use of wavefront recording plane. The wavefront recording plane is placed between the object data and a CGH. When the wavefront recording plane is placed close to the object, the object light passes through a small region on the wave recording plane. The computational complexity for the object light is very small. We can obtain a CGH to execute diffraction calculation from the wavefront recording plane to the CGH. The computational complexity is constant. The total computational complexity is dramatically reduced in comparison with conventional CGH calculations.

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

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Original Manuscript: June 24, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2009
Published: October 7, 2009

Tomoyoshi Shimobaba, Nobuyuki Masuda, and Tomoyoshi Ito, "Simple and fast calculation algorithm for computer-generated hologram with wavefront recording plane," Opt. Lett. 34, 3133-3135 (2009)

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