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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1835–1837

Wave-optical analysis of parallax-image generation based on multiple diffraction gratings

Jae-Young Jang, Jang-Il Ser, and Eun-Soo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1835-1837 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001835


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Abstract

We propose an approach to generate as many parallax images (PIs) having different viewpoints of a 3-D object as required by use of multiple diffraction gratings (MDG) and confirm its feasibility through theoretical analysis and optical experiments. Here, the PIs generated from the MDG are derived as a convolution integral between the scaled object intensity and each δ-function array of m number of diffraction gratings based on wave-optics, which means the total number of PIs and viewpoints to be generated with the MDG may increase with the mth power of that generated with the single diffraction grating. In addition, optical experiments show that the number of PIs for the case of m=2 has been increased up to the second power of that for the case of m=1, which may validate the theoretical analysis and confirm its feasibility in the practical application.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2013
Published: May 21, 2013

Citation
Jae-Young Jang, Jang-Il Ser, and Eun-Soo Kim, "Wave-optical analysis of parallax-image generation based on multiple diffraction gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 1835-1837 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1835


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