Adaptive Aberration Correction for Holographic Projectors
Wilkinson, Timothy D.
University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Kaczorowski, A. (2018). Adaptive Aberration Correction for Holographic Projectors (Doctoral thesis). https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.17173
This work builds up on the greatest minds of Cambridge Holography: Adrian Cable, Edward Buckley, Jonathan Freeman, and Christoph Bay. Cable and Buckley, developed an OSPR algorithm which was the first to provide high-quality real-time hologram generation using general-purpose hardware while Freeman designed a method to correct arbitrary aberrations. As ingenious as the method was, the calculations were extensively lengthy. Addressing this issue, a variant of OSPR suited for correcting spatially-varying aberration is presented. The algorithm combines the approaches of Cable, Buckley and Freeman to provide real-time hologram generation while incorporating various corrections (aberration, distortion, and pixel shape envelope). A high-performance implementation on a mid-range GPU achieved hologram generation up to 12 fps. Following topic studied is an adaptive optical correction. This work attempts to construct a set of methods, forming an automated testbed for holographic projectors. Each model, after exiting the production line is placed on such testbed, having all of its imperfections characterized. Once calibrated, each model is able to display highest-quality image throughout its life-span. An application of this work to industry was carried in collaboration with Dr Phillip Hands (University of Edinburgh) and LumeJET. Three demonstrators are constructed intending for a cost-effective system for holographic lithography. They are characterized using the developed testbed. Using the supersampled Adaptive OSPR algorithm, the diffraction limit was surpassed 2.75 times allowing to increase the patterning area. This combines approaches of Cable, Buckley, Freeman and Bay to achieve a wide field-of-view and high pixel-count replay field using off-the-shelf components. This thesis is finished describing the work on 3D holography carried with Penteract28. It is shown that the 2D hologram in the presence of spatially-varying aberrations is mathematically equivalent to a 3D hologram. The same implementation of the algorithm can be used to provide real-time 3D hologram generation.
Holography, Computer-Generated Holography, Digital Holography, Aberration Correction, Adaptive-Optical Correction, Real-Time Holography, Maskless Lithography, Maskless Holographic Lithography, 3D Holography, Adaptive-Optical Feedback Loop
Scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded and administrated by the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems (IPES)
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