We designed, realized, and tested what is believed to be the first real-time, full-color, autostereoscopic three-dimensional (3-D) display with a micromirror array. Compared with the diffractive partial pixel architecture [Opt. Lett. 20, 1418 (1995)], this approach has certain advantages:(1) Micromirrors are reflective and thus achromatic (panchromatic) and (2) a variety of displays can be used as the image source. We used backlit transparencies to test the system and then used an ordinary color CRT to show several computer-generated full-color 3-D animations.
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(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis
Jun Yan, Stephen T. Kowel, Hyoung Jin Cho, and Chong H. Ahn, "Real-time full-color three-dimensional display with a micromirror array," Opt. Lett. 26, 1075-1077 (2001)