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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 512–514

Imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging

Qionghua Wang, Huan Deng, Tiantian Jiao, Dahai Li, and Fangning Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 512-514 (2010)

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Integral imaging is a true, three-dimensional (3D) display technology that captures and reconstructs 3D scenes using two-dimensional (2D) micro-lens arrays. The manufacturing technique of micro-lens arrays is complicated and expensive, thus limiting the application of the technology. An imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging is presented in this letter. Imitating micro-lens array is composed of a cheap lenticular lens and a parallax barrier. The relationship of the parameters of the imitating micro-lens array is analyzed and the parameter formulae are deduced. The arrangement of pixels under a cell of the imitating micro-lens array is presented. The imitating micro-lens array is simulated using ASAP software, and the results prove that the designed imitating micro-lens array is effective. A 3D scene is reconstructed on a 3D display that consists of the imitating micro-lens array and a 17-inch flat panel display.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

Qionghua Wang, Huan Deng, Tiantian Jiao, Dahai Li, and Fangning Wang, "Imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 512-514 (2010)

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