Analytical Computer Generated Holography and Vector Graphics

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Title: Analytical Computer Generated Holography and Vector Graphics
Author: McAllister, Takumi
Advisor: Wonnacott, David G.
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Computer Science
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In this paper, I investigate the problem of generating holograms with computers. Holograms are developing 3D display technology, superior to modern stereoscopic systems. After an introduction to the field, I survey some existing methods (Ping Pong, Coherent Ray Tracing, Diffraction Specific). Next, I examine two analytical algorithms in closer detail. Finally, I consider building on the analytical methods to make vector based holograms, and examine their possible merit. Upon examining a theoretical algorithm, I conclude that without further advances in vector displays, a vector hologram would be impractical.
Subject: Vector processing (Computer science)
Subject: Three-dimensional display systems
Subject: Holography -- Data processing
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