In this paper, a uniform multiple wavefront recording planes (UM-WRPs) method for enhancing the image quality of the RGB-depth (RGB-D) image hologram is proposed. The conventional multiple wavefront recording planes (M-WRPs) based full-color computer-generated hologram (CGH) have color uniformity problem caused by intensity distribution. In order to solve the problem, the proposed method generates depth-related wavefront recording planes (WRPs) to enhance the color uniformity and accelerate hologram generation using a fixed active area. Compared with conventional MWRPs methods, the quality of reconstructed images of this method is improved significantly. The image improvement of the proposed method is confirmed by numerical reconstruction
Viewing angle of the conventional flat hologram is not very large (less than 180°) attributed to their planar observation surface. If we want to synthesize a wide view computer generated hologram, a numerical simulation of the diffraction on the non-planar observation surfaces is required, computer generated cylindrical hologram (CGCH) can be a solution. Approximately 2,500 object points were used for this research. We have realized a CGCH that is viewable in 360°. However, the heavy computation load is one of the issues. Therefore, we propose a fast calculation method for a computer generated cylindrical hologram by the use of wave-front recording surface. The wave-front recording surface is placed between the object data and a CGCH. When the wave-front recording surface is placed close to the object, the object light passes through a small region on the wave recording surface. Therefore the computational complexity for the object light is very small. We can obtain a CGCH to execute diffraction calculation from the wave-front recording surface, propagating the recorded optical field of the wave-front recording surface to the cylindrical hologram surface using only two FFT operations and hence is much faster.