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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 713–720

An Autostereoscopic Device for Mobile Applications Based on a Liquid Crystal Microlens Array and an OLED Display

José Francisco Algorri, Virginia Urruchi del Pozo, José Manuel Sánchez-Pena, and José Manuel Otón

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 10, Issue 9, pp. 713-720 (2014)


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Abstract

In recent years, many experimental and theoretical research groups worldwide have actively worked on demonstrating the use of liquid crystals (LCs) as adaptive lenses for image generation, waveform shaping, and non-mechanical focusing applications. In particular, important achievements have concerned the development of alternative solutions for 3D vision. This work focuses on the design and evaluation of the electro-optic response of a LC-based 2D/3D autostereoscopic display prototype. A strategy for achieving 2D/3D vision has been implemented with a cylindrical LC lens array placed in front of a display; this array acts as a lenticular sheet with a tunable focal length by electrically controlling the birefringence. The performance of the 2D/3D device was evaluated in terms of the angular luminance, image deflection, crosstalk, and 3D contrast within a simulated environment. These measurements were performed with characterization equipment for autostereoscopic 3D displays (angular resolution of 0.03 $^{\circ}$ ).

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José Francisco Algorri, Virginia Urruchi del Pozo, José Manuel Sánchez-Pena, and José Manuel Otón, "An Autostereoscopic Device for Mobile Applications Based on a Liquid Crystal Microlens Array and an OLED Display," J. Display Technol. 10, 713-720 (2014)
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