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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2007
  • pp: 1244–1250

Occlusion-capable multiview volumetric three-dimensional display

Oliver S. Cossairt, Joshua Napoli, Samuel L. Hill, Rick K. Dorval, and Gregg E. Favalora  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 1244-1250 (2007)

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Volumetric 3D displays are frequently purported to lack the ability to reconstruct scenes with viewer-position-dependent effects such as occlusion. To counter these claims, a swept-screen 198-view horizontal-parallax-only 3D display is reported here that is capable of viewer-position-dependent effects. A digital projector illuminates a rotating vertical diffuser with a series of multiperspective 768×768 pixel renderings of a 3D scene. Evidence of near–far object occlusion is reported. The aggregate virtual screen surface for a stationary observer is described, as are guidelines to construct a full-parallax system and the theoretical ability of the present system to project imagery outside of the volume swept by the screen.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering

Original Manuscript: July 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2006
Published: February 20, 2007

Oliver S. Cossairt, Joshua Napoli, Samuel L. Hill, Rick K. Dorval, and Gregg E. Favalora, "Occlusion-capable multiview volumetric three-dimensional display," Appl. Opt. 46, 1244-1250 (2007)

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