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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2005
  • pp: 546–552

Wide-viewing-angle integral three-dimensional imaging system by curving a screen and a lens array

Yunhee Kim, Jae-Hyeung Park, Sung-Wook Min, Sungyong Jung, Heejin Choi, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 4, pp. 546-552 (2005)

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A wide-viewing-angle integral three-dimensional imaging system made by curving a screen and a lens array is described. A flexible screen and a curved lens array are incorporated into an integral imaging system in place of a conventional flat display panel and a flat lens array. One can effectively eliminate flipped images by adopting barriers. As a result, the implemented system permits the limitation of viewing angle to be overcome and the viewing angle to be expanded remarkably. Using the proposed method, we were able to achieve a viewing angle of 33° (one side) for real integral imaging and 40° (one side) for virtual integral imaging, which is four times wider than that of the currently used conventional techniques. The principle of the implemented system is explained, and some experimental results are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

Original Manuscript: May 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2004
Published: February 1, 2005

Yunhee Kim, Jae-Hyeung Park, Sung-Wook Min, Sungyong Jung, Heejin Choi, and Byoungho Lee, "Wide-viewing-angle integral three-dimensional imaging system by curving a screen and a lens array," Appl. Opt. 44, 546-552 (2005)

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