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Optical Engineering

Design of stereoscopic viewing system based on a compact mirror and dual monitor
Author(s): Hsien-Huang P. Wu; Shi-Hsin Chang
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Paper Abstract

Stereoscopic technologies continue to accelerate the adoption of 3-D in both professional and consumer applications. Stereo 3-D displays have the potential to benefit geospatial intelligence, complex visualization, pharmaceutical development, petroleum exploration, medicine, entertainment, architecture, simulation, and other difficult tasks. A single-mirror dual monitor stereoscope system that can offer the full resolution of the current LCD display for 3-D viewing is proposed. This new approach utilizes an isosceles trapezoid mirror and two monitors to provide a cost-effective approach for stereoscopic viewing. Mathematical formulas for the design of the compact mirror were derived based on a novel scheme, and an implementation of the system was conducted to verify the practicability of the proposed method. We believe its compactness, low cost, and high image quality can become a very competitive choice among various display techniques currently available.

Paper Details

PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 49(2) 023602 doi: 10.1117/1.3298759
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 49, Issue 2, February 2010
Show Author Affiliations
Hsien-Huang P. Wu, National Yunlin Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Shi-Hsin Chang, National Yunlin Univ. of Science and Technology (Taiwan)


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