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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 8 — Apr. 21, 2003
  • pp: 927–932

Multiple-viewing-zone integral imaging using a dynamic barrier array for three-dimensional displays

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

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 8, pp. 927-932 (2003)

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In spite of many advantages of integral imaging, the viewing zone in which an observer can see three-dimensional images is limited within a narrow range. Here, we propose a novel method to increase the number of viewing zones by using a dynamic barrier array. We prove our idea by fabricating and locating the dynamic barrier array between a lens array and a display panel. By tilting the barrier array, it is possible to distribute images for each viewing zone. Thus, the number of viewing zones can be increased with an increment of the states of the barrier array tilt.

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

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2003
Published: April 21, 2003

Heejin Choi, Sung-Wook Min, Sungyong Jung, Jae-Hyeung Park, and Byoungho Lee, "Multiple-viewing-zone integral imaging using a dynamic barrier array for three-dimensional displays," Opt. Express 11, 927-932 (2003)

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