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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 28702–28709

Microoptical array projectors for free-form screen applications

M. Sieler, S. Fischer, P. Schreiber, P. Dannberg, and A. Bräuer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 28702-28709 (2013)

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The system design of front-projection systems for free-form screens utilizing conventional single-aperture optical layouts always requires a trade-off between system complexity and achievable luminous output. This article presents novel slide pre-processing algorithms based on array projection technology that are able to resolve the design drawbacks for both free-form as well as strongly-inclined planar screen applications by breaking the common contradiction between system simplicity and flux. Starting from describing common design strategies and their drawbacks, the theoretical basics of the novel concept are investigated and applied to raytracing simulations. Experimental results are shown and evaluated regarding their optical performance.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(220.2740) Optical design and fabrication : Geometric optical design
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(220.2945) Optical design and fabrication : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013

M. Sieler, S. Fischer, P. Schreiber, P. Dannberg, and A. Bräuer, "Microoptical array projectors for free-form screen applications," Opt. Express 21, 28702-28709 (2013)

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