Abstract

In spite of the many advantages of integral imaging, its narrow viewing angle has been a disadvantage. We propose a method to enhance the viewing angle of integral imaging by opening and shutting each lens in the array (i.e., the elemental lenses) sequentially. We prove our idea by using a mask that has a pattern of an on–off vertical array of apertures. Moving the mask prevents the aliasing of a neighboring lens. Thus image overlap or image flipping is reduced and the viewing angle of the system is increased.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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M. G. Lippmann, J. Phys. 7, 821 (1908).

Arai, J.

Arimoto, H.

Burckhardt, C. B.

Davies, N.

Hoshino, H.

Javidi, B.

Jung, S.

Lee, B.

Lippmann, M. G.

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McCormick, M.

Min, S.-W.

Okano, F.

Okoshi, T.

Park, J.-H.

Yang, L.

Yuyama, I.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Limitations in viewing angle for standard integral imaging.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic diagram of viewing-angle-enhanced integral imaging (a) by use of an alternately moving mask and (b) by use of a sliding mask.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Left, original images and right, corresponding instant integrated images for the scheme of Fig. 2(a). (a) and (b) correspond to two different mask states.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Observed images for (a) the conventional scheme at an observation angle of 10.6°, (b) the alternately moving mask scheme at an observation angle of 10.6°, and (c) the sliding mask scheme at an observation angle of 15.8°.

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