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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 6285–6292

Three-dimensional camera phone

Keigo Iizuka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 34, pp. 6285-6292 (2004)

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An inexpensive technique for realizing a three-dimensional (3D) camera phone display is presented. Light from the liquid-crystal screen of a camera phone is linearly polarized, and its direction of polarization is easily manipulated by a cellophane sheet used as a half-waveplate. The novel 3D camera phone display is made possible solely by optical components without resorting to computation, so that the 3D image is displayed in real time. Quality of the original image is not sacrificed in the process of converting it into a 3D image.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2004
Published: December 1, 2004

Keigo Iizuka, "Three-dimensional camera phone," Appl. Opt. 43, 6285-6292 (2004)

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