Three-dimensional images generated by an integral imaging system suffer from degradations in the form of grid of multiple facets. This multifacet structure breaks the continuity of the observed image and therefore reduces its visual quality. We perform an analysis of this effect and present the guidelines in the design of lenslet imaging parameters for optimization of viewing conditions with respect to the multifacet degradation. We consider the optimization of the system in terms of field of view, observer position and pupil function, lenslet parameters, and type of reconstruction. Numerical tests are presented to verify the theoretical analysis.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2004
Published: April 1, 2005
Manuel Martı́nez-Corral, Raúl Martı́nez-Cuenca, Genaro Saavedra, and Bahram Javidi, "Multifacet structure of observed reconstructed integral images," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 597-603 (2005)