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Acceleration of the Detail Driven Method for Hologram Generation

HANÁK Ivo, HEROUT Adam and ZEMČÍK Pavel. Acceleration of the Detail Driven Method for Hologram Generation. Optical Engineering, vol. 49, no. 8, 2010, p. 9. ISSN 0091-3286.
Czech title
Akcelerace metody Detail Driven Method pro syntézu hologramů
journal article

Digital holography, Hologram generation


A hologram provides a view on a scene similarly to the real world and it can be used to display a virtual scene because it can be simulated numerically. However, the simulation is a computationally extensive task. Therefore, we accelerate it through enhancing the Detail Driven Method. The design of the original method allows us to reduce the number of samples and to limit variability of the elements without restricting the scene contents. No modification limits diffusiveness of a surface and no modification requires a minimum distance between the scene and the hologram. As a consequence, the computation time is reduced approximately 5x in a case of a common scene. Hence, the method is able to calculate a hologram of 4096x4096 samples from a scene of 800 triangles in about 3.1 hours on a regular 2.4 GHz CPU without any special hardware. This shows flexibility of the method and it indicates that the method is acceptable for practical use.

Optical Engineering, vol. 49, no. 8, ISSN 0091-3286
   author = "Ivo Han\'{a}k and Adam Herout and Pavel Zem\v{c}\'{i}k",
   title = "Acceleration of the Detail Driven Method for Hologram Generation",
   pages = 9,
   journal = "Optical Engineering",
   volume = 49,
   number = 8,
   year = 2010,
   ISSN = "0091-3286",
   language = "english",
   url = ""
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