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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: D97–D101

Enhancing layered 3D displays with a lens

Stefan Muenzel and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 10, pp. D97-D101 (2013)

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We augment layered three-dimensional (3D) displays using a lens placed in front of or between attenuation layers. The lens, or similar optical element, improves the angular resolution of the system and enables translation of the displayed scene from a near-field image to a far-field projection. We analyze the relation between angular resolution (scene depth) and the number of layers and characterize the phase–space trade-offs between spatial and angular frequency components. We also introduce an algorithm for determining the layers of the display, which significantly reduces the computational requirements. The method is demonstrated on a standard 4D light field scene.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(080.5084) Geometric optics : Phase space methods of analysis
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Stefan Muenzel and Jason W. Fleischer, "Enhancing layered 3D displays with a lens," Appl. Opt. 52, D97-D101 (2013)

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