Author(s): Marcus Reicherter, Susanne Zwick, Tobias Haist, Christian Kohler, Hans Tiziani, and Wolfgang Osten


“Computer-generated holograms in conjunction with spatial light modulators (SLMs) offer a way to dynamically generate holograms that are adapted to specific tasks. To use the full dynamic capability of the SLM, the hologram computation should be very fast. We present a method that uses the highly parallel architecture of a consumer graphics board to compute analytical holograms in video real time. A precice characterization of the SLM (Holoeye LC-R-2500) and the adaption of its settings to our near-infrared application is necessary to guarantee an efficient hologram reconstruction. The benefits of a fast computation of adapted holograms and the application of an efficient SLM are demonstrated by measuring the trapping forces of holographic tweezers.”

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Publication: Applied Optics
Issue/Year: Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 888-896, 2006
DOI: 10.1364/AO.45.000888