We report what we believe is the first static implementation of the partial-pixel architecture, which provides a conceptual framework for the construction of real-time three-dimensional displays that are functionally equivalent to holographic stereograms (i.e., the simultaneous display of a series of stereoscopic images). The device is physically realized as a set of amplitude diffraction gratings on a chrome mask that was fabricated by standard photolithographic techniques. The intended three-dimensional object encoded in the display was strikingly visible on readout with an incoherent illumination source.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 21, 1994
Published: June 15, 1994
G. P. Nordin, J. H. Kulick, M. Jones, P. Nasiatka, R. G. Lindquist, and S. T. Kowel, "Demonstration of a novel three-dimensional autostereoscopic display," Opt. Lett. 19, 901-903 (1994)