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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2014
  • pp: 4018–4022

Orthogonal-polarized directional backlight-based three-dimensional display with high horizontal resolution and low crosstalk

Guo-Jiao Lv, Qiong-Hua Wang, and Wu-Xiang Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 18, pp. 4018-4022 (2014)

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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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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

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)

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