The Visual Computer

, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 83–96

Detail-driven digital hologram generation

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00371-009-0378-5

Cite this article as:
Hanák, I., Janda, M. & Skala, V. Vis Comput (2010) 26: 83. doi:10.1007/s00371-009-0378-5

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Digital holography Hologram generation 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic

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