In this dissertation, the hardware and API architectures of GPUs are investigated, and the corresponding acceleration techniques are applied on the traditional frequency domain finite element method (FEM), the element-level time-domain methods, and the nonlinear discontinuous Galerkin method. First, the assembly and the solution phases of the FEM are parallelized and mapped onto the granular […]

October 31, 2015 by hgpu

We present a GPU accelerated toolbox for shaping the light propagation through multimode fibre using a spatial light modulator (SLM). The light is modulated before being coupled to the proximal end of the fibre in order to achieve arbitrary light patterns at the distal end of the fibre. First, the toolbox optimises the acquisition time […]

May 25, 2014 by hgpu

The Physical Optics approximation is a widely used asymptotic method for calculating the scattering from electrically large bodies. It requires significant computational work and little memory, and is thus well suited for application on a Graphics Processing Unit. Here, we investigate the performance of an implementation and demonstrate that while there are some implementational pitfalls, […]

April 22, 2014 by hgpu

Camera simulation aims to enhance realistic rendering, lens design and augmented reality by accurately simulating geometrical optics. Here our work focuses on optical phenomena, such as depth of field, monochromatic aberration, distortion, and aperture exposure, that are based on real camera lens architecture. Our approach is modeling pixel equation using ray tracing algorithm to render […]

November 16, 2013 by hgpu

To interpret fiber-based and camera-based measurements of remitted light from biological tissues, researchers typically use analytical models, such as the diffusion approximation to light transport theory, or stochastic models, such as Monte Carlo modeling. To achieve rapid (ideally real-time) measurement of tissue optical properties, especially in clinical situations, there is a critical need to accelerate […]

November 3, 2013 by hgpu

ASML is one of the world’s largest suppliers of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry. ASML designs and develops machines that are used to print circuits on silicon wafers, to produce IC chips. These circuits have to be printed with accuracy of up to 2nm. For this purpose, the machines incorporate several measurement systems. The […]

September 28, 2013 by hgpu

The Split-Field Finite-Difference Time-Domain (SF-FDTD) scheme is an optimal formulation for modeling periodic optical media by means of a single unit period. The split-field components and the Periodic Boundary Condition (BPC) in the periodic boundaries allow to obtain successful results even with oblique angle of incidence. Under this situation the standard FDTD scheme requires multiple […]

September 20, 2013 by hgpu

Hyperspectral imaging with a high spatial and spectral resolution can be used to analyze materials using spectroscopic methods. This can be applied on skin as a general purpose real-time diagnostic tool. Light transport models, like the diffusion model, can describe the light propagation in tissue before the light is captured by the hyperspectral camera. The […]

August 23, 2013 by hgpu

In this paper we present a digital holographic microscope to track gold colloids in three dimensions. We report observations of 100nm gold particles in motion in water. The expected signal and the chosen method of reconstruction are described. We also discuss about how to implement the numerical calculation to reach real-time 3D tracking.

October 28, 2012 by hgpu

We present an implementation of the analysis of dynamic near field scattering (NFS) data using a graphics processing unit (GPU). We introduce an optimized data management scheme thereby limiting the number of operations required. Overall, we reduce the processing time from hours to minutes, for typical experimental conditions. Previously the limiting step in such experiments, […]

September 18, 2012 by hgpu

The Multi-threaded Adaptive Optics Simulator (MAOS) was developed at TMT to efficiently simulate various kind of AO systems. In particular, it can finish a time step of full end-to-end simulation of an ELT size multi-conjugate AO system in 1 second on 8 contemporary cpu cores. We recently ported it to run on graphical processing units […]

July 25, 2012 by hgpu

In this thesis several steps towards the optimization and acceleration of a Monte Carlo code for the simulation of light propagation in particulate scattering media have been taken. This is performed by parallelizing a Monte Carlo code originally written by E. Berrocal [1] and running the simulation on a modern computer graphic card; a process […]

January 13, 2012 by hgpu