In a stereoscopic full-color LED display by use of a parallax barrier, we discuss optimization of the viewing area, which depends on the width of the black regions between LEDs. Although conventional stereoscopic displays use a parallax barrier to permit the viewer to view stereoscopic images without any special glasses, their viewing area is restricted by crosstalk and the disappearing of pixels. Widening of the viewing area is examined by use of full-color panels with black regions having different widths. The optimum aperture ratio of the parallax barrier is obtained by analyzing the viewing area. An enlarged viewing area has been demonstrated by use of a 3-in-1 chip LED panel that has wider black regions than ordinary LED lamp cluster panels.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis
Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Makoto Kouno, Syuji Muguruma, Yoshio Hayasaki, Yoshifumi Nagai, Yoshinori Shimizu, and Nobuo Nishida, "Enlargement of viewing area of stereoscopic full-color led display by use of a parallax barrier," Appl. Opt. 41, 6907-6919 (2002)