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Synthesis and display of dynamic holographic 3D scenes with real-world objects

Year: 2010

Authors: Paturzo M., Memmolo P., Finizio A., Näsänen R., Naughton T.J., Ferraro P.

Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica – Sezione di Napoli, Via Campi Flegrei, 34 80078 Pozzuoli (Napoli) Italy; DIET, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Via Claudio 21, 80125 Napoli, Italy; University of Oulu, Oulu Southern Institute, Vierimaantie 5, 84100 Ylivieska, Finland; Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland

Abstract: A 3D scene is synthesized combining multiple optically recorded digital holograms of different objects. The novel idea consists of compositing moving 3D objects in a dynamic 3D scene using a process that is analogous to stop-motion video. However in this case the movie has the exciting attribute that it can be displayed and observed in 3D. We show that 3D dynamic scenes can be projected as an alternative to complicated and heavy computations needed to generate realistic-looking computer generated holograms. The key tool for creating the dynamic action is based on a new concept that consists of a spatial, adaptive transformation of digital holograms of real-world objects allowing full control in the manipulation of the object\’s position and size in a 3D volume with very high depth-of-focus. A pilot experiment to evaluate how viewers perceive depth in a conventional single-view display of the dynamic 3D scene has been performed. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 18 (9)      Pages from: 8806  to: 8815

More Information: The research leading to these results has received funding from Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan, Academy of Finland, and the European Community\’s Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under 575 Grant agreement No. 216105 (Real 3D).
KeyWords: holographic display; computer-generated holograms; digital holograms; system; image
DOI: 10.1364/OE.18.008806

Citations: 77
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