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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 1 — Jan. 19, 2007

Volumetric display system based on three-dimensional scanning of inclined optical image

Daisuke Miyazaki, Kensuke Shiba, Koji Sotsuka, and Kenji Matsushita  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 26, pp. 12760-12769 (2006)

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A volumetric display system based on three-dimensional (3D) scanning of an inclined image is reported. An optical image of a two-dimensional (2D) display, which is a vector-scan display monitor placed obliquely in an optical imaging system, is moved laterally by a galvanometric mirror scanner. Inclined cross-sectional images of a 3D object are displayed on the 2D display in accordance with the position of the image plane to form a 3D image. Three-dimensional images formed by this display system satisfy all the criteria for stereoscopic vision because they are real images formed in a 3D space. Experimental results of volumetric imaging from computed-tomography images and 3D animated images are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2006
Published: December 22, 2006

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Vol. 2, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Daisuke Miyazaki, Kensuke Shiba, Koji Sotsuka, and Kenji Matsushita, "Volumetric display system based on three-dimensional scanning of inclined optical image," Opt. Express 14, 12760-12769 (2006)

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