An orthogonal-polarized directional backlight-based three-dimensional (3D) display is proposed. This backlight consists of an orthogonal-polarized backlight and a parallax barrier, so it can project light with different polarized directions to different spatial directions. The backlight can project the pixels with different polarized directions on the two-dimensional display in different directions and form 3D images. With this backlight, the proposed display can provide double horizontal resolution. A prototype of this display is developed. Experiment results show that this display with double horizontal resolution can provide a better display effect than the conventional one, and it can decrease crosstalk to a low level.
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Original Manuscript: April 15, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 19, 2014
Published: June 19, 2014
Guo-Jiao Lv, Qiong-Hua Wang, and Wu-Xiang Zhao, "Orthogonal-polarized directional backlight-based three-dimensional display with high horizontal resolution and low crosstalk," Appl. Opt. 53, 4018-4022 (2014)