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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2003
  • pp: 1862–1875

Integral imaging with multiple image planes using a uniaxial crystal plate

Jae-Hyeung Park, Sungyong Jung, Heejin Choi, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 16, pp. 1862-1875 (2003)

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Integral imaging has been attracting considerable attention recently because of its advantages that include full parallax, continuous view-points and real-time full-color operation. However, the thickness of the displayed three-dimensional image is limited to a relatively small value due to the degradation of image resolution. A method is proposed here to provide observers with an enhanced perception of depth without severe degradation of resolution by taking advantage of the birefringence of a uniaxial crystal plate. The proposed integral imaging system can display images integrated around three central depth planes by dynamically altering the polarization and controlling both the elemental images and the dynamic slit array mask accordingly. The principle of the proposed method is described and is then verified experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2003
Published: August 11, 2003

Jae-Hyeung Park, Sungyong Jung, Heejin Choi, and Byoungho Lee, "Integral imaging with multiple image planes using a uniaxial crystal plate," Opt. Express 11, 1862-1875 (2003)

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