I investigate the optical transfer function of three-dimensional display systems. Moreover, I obtain an average sampled modulation transfer function describing discrete, sampled display systems and show that in the proper limit of geometrical optics it is equivalent to the shift-invariant optical transfer function. I apply the theory to describe holographic stereograms and discuss the effects of amplitude and phase filters on the optical resolution.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 19, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 28, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2005
L. E. Helseth, "Optical transfer function of three-dimensional display systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 816-820 (2006)