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Recent Advances in the Processing and Rendering Algorithms for Computer-Generated Holography

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UdR CNIT, University of Cagliari, 09100 Cagliari, Italy
Data Science Centre University of Derby, Derby DE22 1GB, UK
Information Systems School, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Electronics 2019, 8(5), 556; (registering DOI)
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 10 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Media Processing for Immersive Communications)
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Digital holography represents a novel media which promises to revolutionize the way the users interacts with content. This paper presents an in-depth review of the state-of-the-art algorithms for advanced processing and rendering of computer-generated holography. Open-access holographic data are selected and characterized as references for the experimental analysis. The design of a tool for digital hologram rendering and quality evaluation is presented and implemented as an open-source reference software, with the aim to encourage the approach to the holography research area, and simplify the rendering and quality evaluation tasks. Exploration studies focused on the reproducibility of the results are reported, showing a practical application of the proposed architecture for standardization activities. A final discussion on the results obtained is reported, also highlighting the future developments of the reconstruction software that is made publicly available with this work. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital holography; hologram rendering; reconstruction software; computer-generated holography digital holography; hologram rendering; reconstruction software; computer-generated holography

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Corda, R.; Giusto, D.; Liotta, A.; Song, W.; Perra, C. Recent Advances in the Processing and Rendering Algorithms for Computer-Generated Holography. Electronics 2019, 8, 556.

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