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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: A182–A187

Volumetric display using a rotating prism sheet as an optical image scanner

Yuki Maeda, Daisuke Miyazaki, and Takaaki Mukai  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. A182-A187 (2013)

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We developed a volumetric display that uses a rotating prism sheet as an optical scanner. A cross-sectional image of a three-dimensional (3D) object was moved laterally by the rotating prism sheet. A stack of the cross-sectional images constructed a 3D volume image that satisfies all requirements of stereoscopic vision. Since the mechanical load of the proposed scanning method was small, it is easy to enlarge the effective area of the scanner and its scanning area. We used a concave mirror to collimate rays emitted from each point to reduce the aberration caused at the prism sheet. A displayed 3D image had a size of 7 cm × 5 cm × 7 cm and a resolution of 1024 × 768 × 200 voxels.

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

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2012
Published: November 13, 2012

Yuki Maeda, Daisuke Miyazaki, and Takaaki Mukai, "Volumetric display using a rotating prism sheet as an optical image scanner," Appl. Opt. 52, A182-A187 (2013)

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