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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 759323, 14 pages
Review Article

Digital Holographic Capture and Optoelectronic Reconstruction for 3D Displays

1Department of Computer Science, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
2Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Warsaw University of Technology, 8 A. Boboli St., 02525 Warsaw, Poland

Received 27 April 2009; Revised 29 September 2009; Accepted 8 December 2009

Academic Editor: Georgios Triantafyllidis

Copyright © 2010 Damien P. Kelly et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The application of digital holography as a viable solution to 3D capture and display technology is examined. A review of the current state of the field is presented in which some of the major challenges involved in a digital holographic solution are highlighted. These challenges include (i) the removal of the DC and conjugate image terms, which are features of the holographic recording process, (ii) the reduction of speckle noise, a characteristic of a coherent imaging process, (iii) increasing the angular range of perspective of digital holograms (iv) and replaying captured and/or processed digital holograms using spatial light modulators. Each of these challenges are examined theoretically and several solutions are put forward. Experimental results are presented that demonstrate the validity of the theoretical solutions.