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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26820–26835

Optimal projector configuration design for 300-Mpixel multi-projection 3D display

Jin-Ho Lee, Juyong Park, Dongkyung Nam, Seo Young Choi, Du-Sik Park, and Chang Yeong Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26820-26835 (2013)

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To achieve an immersive natural 3D experience on a large screen, a 300-Mpixel multi-projection 3D display that has a 100-inch screen and a 40° viewing angle has been developed. To increase the number of rays emanating from each pixel to 300 in the horizontal direction, three hundred projectors were used. The projector configuration is an important issue in generating a high-quality 3D image, the luminance characteristics were analyzed and the design was optimized to minimize the variation in the brightness of projected images. The rows of the projector arrays were repeatedly changed according to a predetermined row interval and the projectors were arranged in an equi-angular pitch toward the constant central point. As a result, we acquired very smooth motion parallax images without discontinuity. There is no limit of viewing distance, so natural 3D images can be viewed from 2 m to over 20 m.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2013
Published: October 30, 2013

Jin-Ho Lee, Juyong Park, Dongkyung Nam, Seo Young Choi, Du-Sik Park, and Chang Yeong Kim, "Optimal projector configuration design for 300-Mpixel multi-projection 3D display," Opt. Express 21, 26820-26835 (2013)

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