Foveated holographic near-eye 3D display

Chenliang Chang, Wei Cui, Liang Gao

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We present a foveated rendering method to accelerate the amplitude-only computer-generated hologram (AO-CGH) calculation in a holographic near-eye 3D display. For a given target image, we compute a high-resolution foveal region and a low-resolution peripheral region with dramatically reduced pixel numbers. Our technique significantly improves the computation speed of the AO-CGH while maintaining the perceived image quality in the fovea. Moreover, to accommodate the eye gaze angle change, we develop an algorithm to laterally shift the foveal image with negligible extra computational cost. Our technique holds great promise in advancing the holographic 3D display in real-time use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1345-1356
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 20 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Chang, C., Cui, W., & Gao, L. (2020). Foveated holographic near-eye 3D display. Optics Express, 28(2), 1345-1356.