Computer-generated holograms of three-dimensional real objects

Youzhi Li, David Abookasis, Joseph Rosen

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We propose a method of synthesizing computer-generated holograms of real-life three-dimensional (3-D) objects. An ordinary digital camera illuminated by incoherent white light records several projections of the 3-D object from different points of view. The recorded data are numerically processed to yield a two-dimensional complex function, which is then encoded as a computer-generated hologram. When this hologram is illuminated by a plane wave, a 3-D real image of the object is reconstructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001
EventAlgorithms and Systems for Optical Information Processing - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Jul 20012 Aug 2001


  • 3-D holography
  • 3-D image processing
  • Computer-generated hologram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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