Abstract

A scheme for the resolution-enhancement of a three-dimension/two-dimension convertible display based on integral imaging is proposed. The proposed method uses an additional lens array, located between the conventional lens array and a collimating lens. Using the additional lens array, the number of the point light sources is increased far beyond the number of the elemental lenses constituting the lens array, and, consequently, the resolution of the generated 3D image is enhanced. The principle of the proposed method is described and verified experimentally.

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Appl. Opt. (4)

Comptes-Rendus Acad. Sci. (1)

G. Lippmann, �??La photographie integrale,�?? Comptes-Rendus Acad. Sci. 146, 446-451 (1908).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. (1)

S. Manolache, A. Aggoun, M. McCormick, N. Davies, and S. Y. Kung, �??Analytical model of a three-dimensional integral image recording system that uses circular and hexagonal-based spherical surface microlenses,�?? J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 18, 1814-1821 (2001).

Opt. Express (5)

T. Naemura, T. Yoshida, and H. Harashima, �??3-D computer graphics based on integral photography,�?? Opt. Express 8, 255-262 (2001), <a href= "http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-4-255">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-8-4-255</a>.

J.-H. Park, Y. Kim, J. Kim, S.-W. Min, and B. Lee, "Three-dimensional display scheme based on integral imaging with three-dimensional information processing," Opt. Express 12, 6020-6032 (2004), <a href= "http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-24-6020">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-24-6020</a>.
[CrossRef]

S.-H. Hong, J.-S. Jang, and B. Javidi, "Three-dimensional volumetric object reconstruction using computational integral imaging," Opt. Express 12, 483-491 (2004), <a href= "http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-3-483">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-3-483</a>.
[CrossRef]

J. S. Jang, Y.-S. Oh, and B. Javidi, �??Spatiotemporally multiplexed integral imaging projector for large-scale high resolution three-dimensional display,�?? Opt. Express 12, 557-563 (2004), <a href= "http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-4-557">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-4-557</a>
[CrossRef]

H. Liao, M. Iwahara, N. Hata, and T. Dohi, "High-quality integral videography using a multiprojector," Opt. Express 12, 1067-1076 (2004), <a href= "http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-6-1067">http://www.opticsexpress.org/abstract.cfm?URI=OPEX-12-6-1067</a>
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