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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3220–3222

Autostereoscopic three-dimensional projector based on two parallax barriers

Yu-Hong Tao, Qiong-Hua Wang, Jun Gu, Wu-Xiang Zhao, and Da-Hai Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3220-3222 (2009)

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An autostereoscopic 3D projector using several 2D projectors, a projection screen, and two parallax barriers is proposed. Parallax barrier 1 facing the 2D projectors collimates the images that have aberrations on the edge of the projection screen. Parallax barrier 2 facing viewers acts as the parallax barrier in ordinary autostereoscopic 3D displays. The operation principle of the system, the calculation equations for the parallax barriers, and the capture and correction of parallax images are described in detail. A 60 - inch autostereoscopic 3D projector prototype having four 2D projectors was developed. The presentation of 3D static, animation, and video images is realized by the prototype. The prototype’s stereoscopic images without aberrations and with a little cross talk are sharp. Especially, its 3D resolution is the same as its 2D resolution.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2009
Published: October 13, 2009

Yu-Hong Tao, Qiong-Hua Wang, Jun Gu, Wu-Xiang Zhao, and Da-Hai Li, "Autostereoscopic three-dimensional projector based on two parallax barriers," Opt. Lett. 34, 3220-3222 (2009)

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