Are stereograms holograms? A human perception analysis of sampled perspective holography

Pierre St. Hilaire, Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Cory Christenson, Ram Voorakaranam, Lloyd Lacomb, Brittany Lynn, Nasser Peyghambarian

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In this paper, we analyze the optical performance of a commonly used 1-step recording geometry for stereograms and compare it to the fully fringe rendered case, taking a published optical model of the human eye into account. We compare our results to a model that conserves wavefront curvature. We then demonstrate how to optimize hogel sampling parameters as a function of image depth, size, and viewer distance. We conclude that stereograms suffer from little degradation from a viewing distance larger than 2 meters, but that nearer field images can significantly benefit by adding a second order phase correction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012035
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th International Symposium on Display Holography, ISDH 2012 - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2012Jun 29 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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