Stochastic Light Field Holography

Florian Schiffers, Praneeth Chakravarthula, Nathan Matsuda, Grace Kuo, Ethan Tseng, Douglas Lanman, Felix Heide, Oliver Cossairt

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The Visual Turing Test is the ultimate goal to evaluate the realism of holographic displays. Previous studies have focused on addressing challenges such as limited étendue and image quality over a large focal volume, but they have not investigated the effect of pupil sampling on the viewing experience in full 3D holograms. In this work, we tackle this problem with a novel hologram generation algorithm motivated by matching the projection operators of incoherent (Light Field) and coherent (Wigner Function) light transport. To this end, we supervise hologram computation using synthesized photographs, which are rendered on-The-fly using Light Field refocusing from stochastically sampled pupil states during optimization. The proposed method produces holograms with correct parallax and focus cues, which are important for passing the Visual Turing Test. We validate that our approach compares favorably to state-of-The-Art CGH algorithms that use Light Field and Focal Stack supervision. Our experiments demonstrate that our algorithm improves the viewing experience when evaluated under a large variety of different pupil states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Computational Photography, ICCP 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350316766
StatePublished - 2023
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography, ICCP 2023 - Madison, United States
Duration: Jul 28 2023Jul 30 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Computational Photography, ICCP 2023


Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography, ICCP 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


  • Computational Display
  • Holography
  • Light Field
  • Near-Eye Display
  • VR/AR
  • Wigner Distributions


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