An autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) display composed of a flat-panel display, two parallax barriers, and a backlight panel is proposed. Parallax barrier 1, located between the backlight panel and the flat-panel display, divides the lights to create the perception of stereoscopic images. Parallax barrier 2, located between the flat-panel display and the viewers, acts as the function of decreasing the cross talk of the stereoscopic images. The operation principle of the display and the calculation equations for the parallax barriers are described in detail. An autostereoscopic 3D display prototype is developed. The prototype presents high-quality stereoscopic images. At the optimal viewing distance, it presents stereoscopic images without cross talk. At other viewing distances, it has less cross talk than a conventional autostereoscopic 3D display based on one parallax.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2011
Published: June 13, 2011
Jiang-Yong Luo, Qiong-Hua Wang, Wu-Xiang Zhao, and Da-Hai Li, "Autostereoscopic three-dimensional display based on two parallax barriers," Appl. Opt. 50, 2911-2915 (2011)