A light-folded projection three-dimensional (3D) display system with a single projection lens and a rectangular light tunnel which is composed of four folding mirrors on its inside walls is proposed. It is theoretically shown through the Wigner distribution function analysis that the proposed system can generate the same light field effectively as that of the conventional projection-type multiview 3D display system with plural projection lenses. Multiview 3D imaging of the proposed system configuration is experimentally demonstrated.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013
Jaehyuk Jang, Jongwoo Hong, Hwi Kim, and Joonku Hahn, "Light-folded projection three-dimensional display," Appl. Opt. 52, 2162-2168 (2013)