We present a method for controlling the depth of three-dimensional (3D) images reconstructed by integral photography. Incoherent light is reflected from 3D objects, propagates through a lens array, and is captured as the first elemental images by a capturing device. The second elemental images of the 3D images are generated by numerical processing from the first elemental images in accordance with the desired depth. The optical reconstruction of 3D images at the desired depth by the second elemental images is confirmed experimentally.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing
Original Manuscript: October 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2007
Published: January 30, 2008
Jun Arai, Hiroshi Kawai, Masahiro Kawakita, and Fumio Okano, "Depth-control method for integral imaging," Opt. Lett. 33, 279-281 (2008)