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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Three-dimensional reflection screens fabricated by holographic wavefront printer

Paper Abstract

Several wavefront printers have been recently proposed. Since the printers can record an arbitrary computer-generated wavefront, they are expected to be useful for fabricating complex mirror arrays used in front projection 3-D screens without using real existing optics. We prototyped two transparent reflective screens using our hologram printer in experiments. These screens could compensate for a spherically distorted reference wave caused by a short projection distance to obtain an ideal reference wave. Owing to the use of the wavefront-printed screen, the 3-D display was simply composed of a normal 2-D projector and a screen without using extra optics. In our binocular system, reflected light rays converged to the left and right eyes of the observer and the crosstalk was less than 8%. In the light field system, the reflected light rays formed a spatially sampled light field and focused a virtual object in a depth range of ±30  mm with a ±13.5-deg viewing angle. By developing wavefront printing technology, a complex optics array may easily be printed by nonprofessionals for optics manufacturing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 57(6) 061605 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.57.6.061605
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 57, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Ryutaro Oi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Ping-Yen Chou, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Jackin Boaz Jessie , Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)
Koki Wakunami, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Yasuyuki Ichihashi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Makoto Okui, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Yi-Pai Huang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Kenji Yamamoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


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