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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 951–958

Geometrical effects of positional errors in integral photography

Jun Arai, Makoto Okui, Masaki Kobayashi, and Fumio Okano  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 951-958 (2004)

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The effects of misarrangement of elements (elemental lenses and elemental images) that construct three-dimensional (3-D) images in integral photography are presented. If the lens arrays of the capturing system and the display system are not aligned accurately, positional errors of elements may occur, causing the 3-D image to be reconstructed in an incorrect position. The relation between positional errors of elements and the reconstructed image is derived. As a result, it is shown that a 3-D image is separated by local positional errors and blurred by global positional errors. In both local and global positional errors, 3-D images reconstructed far from the lens array are greatly affected.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2003
Published: June 1, 2004

Jun Arai, Makoto Okui, Masaki Kobayashi, and Fumio Okano, "Geometrical effects of positional errors in integral photography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 951-958 (2004)

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