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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 17823–17829

Investigation of a 3D head-mounted projection display using retro-reflective screen

Dalma Héricz, Tamás Sarkadi, Viktor Lucza, Viktor Kovács, and Pál Koppa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 17823-17829 (2014)

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We propose a compact head-worn 3D display which provides glasses-free full motion parallax. Two picoprojectors placed on the viewer’s head project images on a retro-reflective screen that reflects left and right images to the appropriate eyes of the viewer. The properties of different retro-reflective screen materials have been investigated, and the key parameters of the projection – brightness and cross-talk – have been calculated. A demonstration system comprising two projectors, a screen tracking system and a commercial retro-reflective screen has been developed to test the visual quality of the proposed approach.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 19, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 20, 2014
Published: July 15, 2014

Dalma Héricz, Tamás Sarkadi, Viktor Lucza, Viktor Kovács, and Pál Koppa, "Investigation of a 3D head-mounted projection display using retro-reflective screen," Opt. Express 22, 17823-17829 (2014)

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