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Opt Express. 2008 Apr 14;16(8):5338-49.

Comparison of generalized phase contrast and computer generated holography for laser image projection.

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DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.


Laser projection based on phase modulation promises several advantages over amplitude modulation. We examine and compare the merits of two phase modulation techniques; phase-only computer generated holography and generalized phase contrast, for the application of dynamic laser image projection. We adopt information theory as a guiding framework and analyze information-relevant metrics such as space-bandwidth product, output display resolution, efficiency, speckle noise, computational load and device requirements. The analysis takes into account the perspective of potential end-users.

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