Inverse-Directed Propagation-Based Hexagonal Hogel Sampling for Holographic Stereogram Printing System

Authors

  • Anar Khuderchuluun School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea
  • Munkh-Uchral Erdenebat School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea
  • Erkhembaatar Dashdavaa School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea
  • Ki-Chul Kwon School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea
  • Jong-Rae Jeong Department of Information and Communication, Suwon Science College, 288 Seja-ro, Jeongnam-myun, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi 18516, South Korea
  • Nam Kim School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jwe1540-9589.2149

Keywords:

Holographic printer, holographic stereogram, computer-generated integral imaging, computer-generated hologram (CGH)

Abstract

Holographic stereogram (HS) printing is a promising holographic technique for three-dimensional (3D) visualization of an object with accurate depth cues. In this paper, unlike the conventional rectangular hogel based HS, efficient hexagonal hogels sampling for HS printing that enhances the volumetric visualization of reconstruction while providing rapidly generated data using inverse-directed propagation (IDP) is proposed. Specifically, an array of hexagonal hogels is sampled by a computer-generated integral imaging technique using an IDP, which acquires the full information of the 3D object prior to higher volumetric 3D reconstruction. To demonstrate the proposed approach, IDP-based hexagonal hogel sampling for HS printing is implemented, and the enhanced image quality of printed holograms is verified both by numerical simulation and in an optical experiment.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biographies

Anar Khuderchuluun, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

Anar Khuderchuluun received her B.S. degree in Electronics and Automation Engineering from the National University of Mongolia in 2016. In 2017, she started an integrated MSc and DSc course that will culminate in a DSc degree in information and communication engineering from Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea. Her research interests include 3D imaging and computer-generated holograms, holographic printers, and HOE fabrication.

Munkh-Uchral Erdenebat, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

Munkh-Uchral Erdenebat received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information and communication engineering from Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a Postgraduate Doctor Researcher with the School of Information and Communications Engineering, Chungbuk National University. His research interests include three-dimensional (3-D) displays and microscopy based on integral imaging and holographic techniques, 3-D image processing, 360∘∘ viewable displays, and light-field techniques.

Erkhembaatar Dashdavaa, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

Erkhembaatar Dashdavaa received his M.S. degree in 2016 in Information and Communication Engineering from Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University since 2016. His research interests include digital holographic techniques and holographic printer especially holographic stereogram-based and wavefront-based printer, HOE fabrication.

Ki-Chul Kwon, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

Ki-Chul Kwon received a Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering from Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea, in 2005. From 2008 to 2012, he was a Researcher for the BK21 Program with the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chungbuk National University. He is the Research Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the School of Information and Communications Engineering, Chungbuk National University. His research interest includes eye surgery using a microscope three-dimensional visualization system, medical image processing, and computer vision.

Jong-Rae Jeong, Department of Information and Communication, Suwon Science College, 288 Seja-ro, Jeongnam-myun, Hwaseong, Gyeonggi 18516, South Korea

Jong-Rae Jeong received B.S and M.S degrees in electronics engineering from Yonsei University in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in the graduate school of electronics engineering from Kyung Hee University in 2005. From 1983–1992, he was a senior researcher at the Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Information and Communication Research Institute. Since 1992, he has been a Professor with the department of Smart IT at Suwon Science College. His research interest includes optical signal processing, optical communication, network, mobile telecommunication, IoT, etc.

Nam Kim, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdaero, Seowongu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, South Korea

Nam Kim received a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1988. Since 1989, he has been a Professor with the School of Information and Communication Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea. From 1992 to 1993, he was a Visiting Researcher with Dr. Goodman’s Group, Stanford University. In addition, he attended Caltech as a Visiting Professor from 2000 to 2001. His research interests include the three-dimensional (3-D) display and visualization systems, 3-D medical imaging systems, 3-D image processing and applications based on stereoscopic, holography, and integral imaging techniques, diffractive optics, and optical security systems.

References

M.-U. Erdenebat, Y.-T. Lim, K.-C. Kwon, N. Darkhanbaatar, and N. Kim, ‘Waveguide-type head-mounted display system for AR application’, in State of the Art Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Knowhow (IntechOpen), Chap. 4, 2018.

H.-Y. Wu, C.-W. Shin, and N. Kim, ‘Full-color holographic optical elements for augmented reality display’, in Holographic Materials and Applications (IntechOpen), Chap. 3, 2019.

C. W. Shin, H. Y. Wu, K. C. Kwon, Y. L. Piao, K. Y. Lee, S. K. Gil, and N. Kim, ‘Diffraction efficiency enhancement and optimization in full-color HOE using the inhibition characteristics of the photopolymer’, Optics Express, vol. 29, pp. 1175–1187, Jan. 2021.

N. Darkhanbaatar, M.-U. Erdenebat, C.-W. Shin, K.-C. Kwon, K.-Y. Lee, G. Baasantseren, and N. Kim, ‘Three-dimensional see-through augmented-reality display system using a holographic micromirror array’, Appl. Opt., vol. 60, pp. 7545–7551, 2021.

H. Yoshikawa and M. Tachinami, ‘Development of direct fringe printer for computer-generated holograms’, Proc. SPIE 5742, 259, 2005.

T. Yamaguchi, O. Miyamoto, and H. Yoshikawa, ‘Volume hologram printer to record the wavefront of three-dimensional objects’, Opt. Eng. 51(7), 075802, 2012.

H. Kang, E. Stoykova, J. Park, S. Hong, and Y. Kim, ‘Holographic printing of white-light viewable holograms and stereograms’, in Holography – Basic Principles and Contemporary Applications, E. Mihaylova ed. (InTech), 2013.

J. Park, H. Kang, E. Stoykova, Y. Kim, S. Hong, Y. Choi, Y. Kim, S. Kwon, and S. Lee, ‘Numerical reconstruction of a full parallax holographic stereogram with radial distortion’, Opt. Express 22, pp. 20776–20788, 2014.

A. M. Sánchez and D. V. Prieto, ‘Design, development, and implementation of a low-cost full-parallax holoprinter’, Proc. SPIE 10558, 105580H, 2018.

E. Dashdavaa, A. Khuderchuluun, C.-W. Shin, Y.-T. Lim, and N. Kim, ‘Holographic stereogram printer for computer-generated holograms’, Proc. SPIE 10679, 106790V, 2018.

E. Dashdavaa, A. Khuderchuluun, Y.-T. Lim, S.-H. Jeon, and N. Kim, ‘Holographic stereogram printing based on digitally computed content generation platform’, Proc. SPIE 10944, 109440M, 2019.

E. Dashdavaa, A. Khuderchuluun, H.-Y. Wu, Y.-T. Lim, C.-W. Shin, H. Kang, S.- H. Jeon, and N. Kim, ‘Efficient hogel-based hologram synthesis method for holographic stereogram printing’, Appl. Sci. 10(22), pp. 2076–3417, 2020.

Z. Wang, R. S. Chen, X. Zhang, G. Q. Lv, Q. B. Feng, Z. A. Hu, H. Ming, and A. T. Wang, ‘Resolution enhanced holographic stereogram based on integral imaging using moving array lenslet technique’, Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 221109, 2018.

P. Dai, G. Lv, Z. Wang, X. Zhang, X. Gong, and Q. Feng, ‘Resolution-enhanced holographic stereogram based on integral imaging using a moving array lenslet technique and an aperture array filter’, Appl. Opt., vol. 58(30), pp. 8207–8212, 2019.

A. Khuderchuluun, Y.-Ling. Piao, M.-U. Erdenebat, E. Dashdavaa, M.-H. Lee, S.-H. Jeon, and N. Kim, ‘Simplified digital content generation based on an inverse- directed propagation algorithm for holographic stereogram printing’, Appl. Opt. 60(14), pp. 4235–4244, 2021.

D. H. Kim, J. W. Lee, J. S. Jeong, K. C. Kwon, K. H. Yoo, K. A. Kim, M. U. Erdenebat, and N. Kim, ‘Real-time 3D display system based on computer-generated integral imaging technique using enhanced ISPP for hexagonal lens array’, Appl. Opt. 52, pp. 8411–8418, 2013.

N. Chen and J. Yeom, J.-H, Park, and B. Lee, ‘High resolution Fourier hologram generation using hexagonal lens array based on integral imaging’, in International Meeting on Information Display (Korean Information Display Society), pp. 729–730, 2011.

N. Chen, J. Yeom, J.-H. Jung, J.-H. Park, and B. Lee, ‘Resolution comparison between integral-imaging-based hologram synthesis methods using rectangular and hexagonal lens arrays’, Opt. Express 19, pp. 26917–26927, 2011.

J. Wen, X. Yan, X. Jiang, Z. Yan, Z. Wang, S. Chen, M. Lin, ‘Comparative study on light modulation characteristic between hexagonal and rectangular arranged macro lens array for integral imaging based light field display’, Opt. Commun., 466, 125613, 2020.

Downloads

Published

2022-04-16

Issue

Section

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Future Multimedia Contents and Technology on Web in the 5G Era