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Augmenting Holograms
September/October 2006 (vol. 26 no. 5)
pp. 12-17
Oliver Bimber, Bauhaus University Weimar
In parallel to the development of computer graphics, and despite their noninteractivity, advances in optical and digital holography have made possible the creation of new fields including interferometry, copy protection, data storage, holographic optical elements, and display holograms. Display holography in particular has conquered several application domains. Optical holograms provide a terapixel resolution and can present information content in the range of terabytes in real time. The goal of the HoloGraphics project at Bauhaus-University Weimar was to investigate possibilities of combining the advantages of conventional holograms with the advantages of today's computer graphics capabilities. This article presents some of the project's findings.

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Index Terms:
holograms, HoloGraphics project
Citation:
Oliver Bimber, "Augmenting Holograms," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 12-17, Sept.-Oct. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCG.2006.97
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