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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1998
  • pp: 2059–2065

Analysis of resolution limitation of integral photography

H. Hoshino, F. Okano, H. Isono, and I. Yuyama  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2059-2065 (1998)

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The resolution limitation of integral photography (IP) is analyzed. Estimating the resolution of IP measured at the viewpoint, we derive the optimum width of the aperture or lens. It is shown that the resolution of aperture-plate IP is lower than conventional two-dimensional displays, even with an optimum design. When the ideal lens is utilized, however, lens-array IP can provide a three-dimensional display that is free from any discontinuous change of images that occur with the observer’s movement and with the same resolution that conventional two-dimensional displays feature.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: January 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 1998
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 1998
Published: August 1, 1998

H. Hoshino, F. Okano, H. Isono, and I. Yuyama, "Analysis of resolution limitation of integral photography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2059-2065 (1998)

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