We present a novel approach to the holographic three-dimensional display using a liquid crystal shutter for binocular display applications. One of the difficult problems in implementing a binocular holographic three-dimensional display is the extremely narrow viewing angle. This problem is attributed to the spatial light modulator pixel number which restricts the maximum spatial bandwidth of the spatial light modulator. In our proposed method, a beam splitter and liquid crystal shutter are used to present two holograms of a three-dimensional scene to the corresponding eyes. The combination of holographic display and liquid crystal shutter can overcome the problem of the extremely narrow viewing angle, presenting threedimensional images to both eyes with correct accommodation depth cues.

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