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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 27074–27086

Volumetric display using rotating prism sheets arranged in a symmetrical configuration

Yuki Maeda, Daisuke Miyazaki, Takaaki Mukai, and Satoshi Maekawa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 27074-27086 (2013)

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A volumetric display that creates a distortion-free three-dimensional (3D) image in midair is described. The proposed system consists of rotating prism sheets used as an optical scanner and a dihedral corner reflector array (DCRA), which is a distortion-free imaging element. Two prism sheets are arranged in a symmetrical configuration to reduce an unnatural motion parallax caused by optical aberrations. A cross-section of the 3D image is formed by the DCRA in midair and moved by the rotating prism sheets to create a 3D displayable space. A 3D volume image was displayed without image distortion or unnatural motion parallax.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(230.5480) Optical devices : Prisms

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

Yuki Maeda, Daisuke Miyazaki, Takaaki Mukai, and Satoshi Maekawa, "Volumetric display using rotating prism sheets arranged in a symmetrical configuration," Opt. Express 21, 27074-27086 (2013)

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