, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 83-96
Date: 15 Jul 2009

Detail-driven digital hologram generation

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Digital holography is a technology with a potential to provide realistic 3D images. However, generation of digital holograms is a computationally demanding task. Thus, the performance is a major concern. We propose a new method that reduces spatial resolution in order to accelerate hologram generation. It employs the propagation between parallel planes for efficient optical field values evaluation and a computer graphics approach for approximating visibility. Our results show that the proposed reduction has only a minimal impact on the visual quality, while the formal computational complexity confirms performance improvement.

This work has been supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic under the research program LC-06008 (Center for Computer Graphics) and it has been supported by the EU project within FP6 under Grant 511568 with the acronym 3DTV. The access to the METACentrum computing facilities provided under the research intent MSM6383917201 is acknowledged.