We present a novel approach for generating three-dimensional (3-D) integral images from a fringe pattern of 3-D objects. A recorded hologram of 3-D objects is segmented into a number of subholograms. Then, different views of 3-D objects are reconstructed from them because each subhologram has its own perspective of 3-D objects in the recording process. These locally reconstructed images can be rearranged as the same subimage array of the conventional integral-imaging system and transformed into virtually picked-up elemental images of 3-D objects. From this newly generated elemental image array, 3-D images could easily be reconstructed by using a white light. Experiments with a 3-D test object have been performed and the results have been presented.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2008
Published: July 17, 2008
Seung-Cheol Kim, Purev Sukhbat, and Eun-Soo Kim, "Generation of three-dimensional integral images from a holographic pattern of 3-D objects," Appl. Opt. 47, 3901-3908 (2008)