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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2006
  • pp: 9132–9139

Optical screen for direct projection of integral imaging

Makoto Okui, Jun Arai, Yuji Nojiri, and Fumio Okano  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 36, pp. 9132-9139 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.009132


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Abstract

We describe a way to display three-dimensional images by integral imaging using an ordinary projector. We first explain a method that uses a large-aperture converging lens, then we explain the proposed method that uses two sets of lens array. Based on the principle of this new approach, front projection as well as rear projection is possible. Only a proper viewing area can be formed on the optical screen by this method, which improves the brightness of images on the screen. The projector itself does not need an additional optical system. We report on the results of an experiment carried out to confirm the validity of the proposed method.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2006

Citation
Makoto Okui, Jun Arai, Yuji Nojiri, and Fumio Okano, "Optical screen for direct projection of integral imaging," Appl. Opt. 45, 9132-9139 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-36-9132


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