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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8779–8789

Generation of 360-degree color three-dimensional images using a small array of high-speed projectors to provide multiple vertical viewpoints

Yasuhiro Takaki and Junya Nakamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8779-8789 (2014)

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The generation of full-parallax and 360-degree three-dimensional (3D) images on a table screen is proposed. The proposed system comprises a small array of high-speed projectors and a rotating screen. Because the screen has a lens function, a large number of viewpoints are generated on a circle when the screen rotates. Thus, 360-degree 3D images having horizontal parallax are generated. Because all projectors are located at different heights from the screen, they generate the viewpoints on a circle at different heights. Therefore, plural viewpoints are aligned in the vertical direction to provide vertical parallax. A prototype display system that employs three high-speed color projectors is constructed.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2014
Published: April 4, 2014

Yasuhiro Takaki and Junya Nakamura, "Generation of 360-degree color three-dimensional images using a small array of high-speed projectors to provide multiple vertical viewpoints," Opt. Express 22, 8779-8789 (2014)

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