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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 10 — Oct. 2, 2009

High-speed switchable lens enables the development of a volumetric stereoscopic display

Gordon D. Love, David M. Hoffman, Philip J.W. Hands, James Gao, Andrew K. Kirby, and Martin S. Banks  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15716-15725 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015716


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Abstract

Stereoscopic displays present different images to the two eyes and thereby create a compelling three-dimensional (3D) sensation. They are being developed for numerous applications including cinema, television, virtual prototyping, and medical imaging. However, stereoscopic displays cause perceptual distortions, performance decrements, and visual fatigue. These problems occur because some of the presented depth cues (i.e., perspective and binocular disparity) specify the intended 3D scene while focus cues (blur and accommodation) specify the fixed distance of the display itself. We have developed a stereoscopic display that circumvents these problems. It consists of a fast switchable lens synchronized to the display such that focus cues are nearly correct. The system has great potential for both basic vision research and display applications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(330.1400) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - binocular and stereopsis

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2009
Published: August 20, 2009

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Gordon D. Love, David M. Hoffman, Philip J.W. Hands, James Gao, Andrew K. Kirby, and Martin S. Banks, "High-speed switchable lens enables the development of a volumetric stereoscopic display," Opt. Express 17, 15716-15725 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-15716


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