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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21865–21880

The use of a negative index planoconcave lens array for wide-viewing angle integral imaging

Hwi Kim, Joonku Hahn, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21865-21880 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021865


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Abstract

Wide-viewing angle integral imaging by means of a negative refractive index planoconcave lens array is theoretically investigated. The optical properties of a negative refractive index lens are analyzed from the point of view of integral imaging. The effective focal length of a positive index planoconvex lens and a negative index planoconcave lens with the same surface spherical curvature R are approximated as f P,eff =2R and f N,eff =R, respectively. This short effective focal length of the negative index lens is advantageous for extending the viewing angle of the integral imaging. In addition, some other optical properties of a negative index lens are analyzed and compared for a positive index lens. Three-dimensional ray-tracing observation simulations of integral imaging systems with a negative index lens array and a positive index lens array are then performed, in a comparative study of the wide-viewing angle mode for integral imaging. A three-dimensional ray-tracing simulator for an integral imaging system is then developed. Some interesting issues that appear in the wide-viewing mode of integral imaging are discussed. The negative refractive index planoconcave lens was found to give a wider viewing angle of -60(deg.) ~+60(deg.) and reduces aberration with only a single spherical planoconcave lens.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials

ToC Category:
Metamaterials

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

Citation
Hwi Kim, Joonku Hahn, and Byoungho Lee, "The use of a negative index planoconcave lens array for wide-viewing angle integral imaging," Opt. Express 16, 21865-21880 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21865


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