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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 20628–20637

3D/2D convertible projection-type integral imaging using concave half mirror array

Jisoo Hong, Youngmin Kim, Soon-gi Park, Jong-Ho Hong, Sung-Wook Min, Sin-Doo Lee, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 20628-20637 (2010)

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We propose a new method for implementing 3D/2D convertible feature in the projection-type integral imaging by using concave half mirror array. The concave half mirror array has the partially reflective characteristic to the incident light. And the reflected term is modulated by the concave mirror array structure, while the transmitted term is unaffected. With such unique characteristic, 3D/2D conversion or even the simultaneous display of 3D and 2D images is also possible. The prototype was fabricated by the aluminum coating and the polydimethylsiloxane molding process. We could experimentally verify the 3D/2D conversion and the display of 3D image on 2D background with the fabricated prototype.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2010
Published: September 14, 2010

Jisoo Hong, Youngmin Kim, Soon-gi Park, Jong-Ho Hong, Sung-Wook Min, Sin-Doo Lee, and Byoungho Lee, "3D/2D convertible projection-type integral imaging using concave half mirror array," Opt. Express 18, 20628-20637 (2010)

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