OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Display Technology

Journal of Display Technology


  • Vol. 10, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 114–119

Distant Binocular Filters for Full-Resolution Autostereoscopic Viewing and for Single-Aperture Stereo Glasses

Vasily A. Ezhov

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 10, Issue 2, pp. 114-119 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (910 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


Various physical and technical restrictions prevent realization of the perfect autostereoscopic (glasses-free or naked-eye) displays. For example, autostereoscopic displays, providing freedom of movement of a viewer, have reduced spatial resolution of 3D image and usually do not compatible with 2D imaging. Autostereoscopic displays with full-screen spatial resolution, as a rule, do not provide the native (without use of tracking) freedom of movement of the viewer. Many advanced expensive autostereoscopic displays have complex optics and bulky packaging. This paper describes the concept of distant binocular filter (DBF) for full-screen resolution autostereoscopic viewing using off-the-shelf stereoscopic displays originally designed to use with stereo glasses (active or passive ones). The DBF has a single aperture with two adjacent (side-by-side) continuous viewing areas with complementary optical properties of work medium. Separation of two views is reached by placing the DBF at the certain distances from a face of the viewer and from a display screen. A single-aperture shutter for stereo glasses is described as a particular case of DBF.

© 2013 IEEE

Vasily A. Ezhov, "Distant Binocular Filters for Full-Resolution Autostereoscopic Viewing and for Single-Aperture Stereo Glasses," J. Display Technol. 10, 114-119 (2014)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. D. Winnek, Composite stereography U.S. Patent 3 409 351 (1966).
  2. F. Doerfel, A. Gransnick, A. Holz, M. Klippstein, I. Relke, S.-M. Scherzberg-Naujokat, W. Tzschoppe, R. Isaac, U. Valverde, Method and system for the three-dimensional representation U.S. Patent 7 046 271 (2001).
  3. M. Hiddink, S. de Zwart, O. Willemsen, T. Dekker, "Locally switchable 3D displays," SID Symp. Dig. Tech. Papers (2006) pp. 1142-1145.
  4. T. Ayako, K. Masako, S. Tatsuo, H. Yuzo, Stereoscopic image display apparatus U.S. Patent 8 085 294 (2009).
  5. S. Jing, Electrically-driven liquid crystal lens and stereoscopic display device using the same U.S. Patent 7 969 517 (2011).
  6. J. Son, V. Smirnov, V. Novoselsky, Y. Choi, H. Lee, J. Ban, Multiview three-dimensional image display system U.S. Patent 6 178 043 (1999).
  7. Y. Koyama, S. Miyazaki, 2D/3D switch liquid crystal display panel and 2D/3D selection liquid crystal display U.S. Patent 7 199 845 (2007).
  8. J. Kim, Stereoscopic display device utilizing a liquid crystal parallax barrier U.S. Patent 7 894 005 (2011).
  9. N. Nam, J. Lee, H. W. Jang, B. Kim, M. Song, Stereoscopic display device and driving method thereof U.S. Patent 8 044 881 (2011).
  10. Y. Lee, Cell type parallax-barrier and stereoscopic image display apparatus using the same U.S. Patent 8 064 000 (2011).
  11. H. Ives, Stereoscopic picture with exaggerated or diminished relief U.S. Patent 1 916 320 (1931).
  12. H. Lee, H. Nam, J. Lee, H. Jang, M. Song, B. Kim, J. Gu, C. Park, K. Choi, "A high resolution autostereoscopic display employing a time division parallax barrier," SID Symp. Dig. Tech. Papers (2006) pp. 81-84.
  13. V. Ezhov, "Three-dimensional imaging with simultaneous reproduction of two image elements in one display pixel by information-dependent polarization coding," Appl. Opt. 49, 2797-2805 (2010).
  14. V. Ezhov, "Three-dimensional imaging with simultaneous reproduction of two image elements in one display pixel by linearization of intensity ratio of two images formed by any physical gear," Appl. Opt. 50, 6313-6318 (2011).
  15. V. Ezhov, Autostereoscopic display with quasi continuous spectrum of views RussianRussia R.U. Patent 1 916 320 (2006).
  16. V. Ezhov, "Glasses-free stereoscopic displays based on dynamic shutters or polarizers with moving boundaries between areas with complementary optical properties (light transmission, polarization, spectra)," Proc. 27th Int. Display Res. Conf. (Eurodisplay'2007) (2007) pp. 449-452.
  17. J. Son, S. Shestak, S. Kim, Y. Choi, "A desktop autostereoscopic display with head tracking capability," Proc. SPIE (2001) pp. 160-164.
  18. A. Travis, S. Lang, J. Moore, N. Dodson, "Time-multiplexed three-dimensional video display," J. SID 3, 203-205 (1995).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited