Accelerated computer generated holography using sparse bases in the STFT domain
This publication appears in: Optics Express
Authors: D. Blinder and P. Schelkens
Publication Date: Jan. 2018
Computer-generated holography at high resolutions is a computationally intensive task. Efficient algorithms are needed to generate holograms at acceptable speeds, especially for real-time and interactive applications such as holographic displays. We propose a novel technique to generate holograms using a sparse basis representation in the short-time Fourier space combined with a wavefront-recording plane placed in the middle of the 3D object. By computing the point spread functions in the transform domain, we update only a small subset of the precomputed largest-magnitude coefficients to significantly accelerate the algorithm over conventional look-up table methods. We implement the algorithm on a GPU, and report a speedup factor of over 30. We show that this transform is superior over wavelet-based approaches, and show quantitative and qualitative improvements over the state-of-the-art WASABI method we report accuracy gains of 2dB PSNR, as well improved view preservation.