Recent trends in three-dimensional (3D) display technologies are very interesting in that both old- fashioned and up-to-date technologies are being actively investigated together. The release of the first commercially successful 3D display product raised new research topics in stereoscopic display. Autostereoscopic display renders a ray field of a 3D image, whereas holography replicates a wave field of it. Many investigations have been conducted on the next candidates for commercial products to resolve existing limitations. Up-to-date see-through 3D display is a concept close to the ultimate goal of presenting seamless virtual images. Although it is still far from practical use, many efforts have been made to resolve issues such as occlusion problems.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Invited ISP Papers
Original Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011
Jisoo Hong, Youngmin Kim, Hee-Jin Choi, Joonku Hahn, Jae-Hyeung Park, Hwi Kim, Sung-Wook Min, Ni Chen, and Byoungho Lee, "Three-dimensional display technologies of recent interest: principles, status, and issues [Invited]," Appl. Opt. 50, H87-H115 (2011)