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Reducing the pixel density required for three-dimensional wavefront-modulating and two-dimensional displays
Author(s): Garret Moddel; W. Thomas Cathey Jr.; Chadwick Boggs
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Paper Abstract

Wavefront-modulating (holographic) displays have the potential to become the ultimate 3D display, producing most of the visual cues necessary to experience depth. One of the main constraints in producing such displays is the high density of pixels that is required. Using gradient-index pixels (GrIPs), we show how the number of pixels, and hence the complexity of the display, may be reduced by orders of magnitude. With current liquid crystal display technology it is feasible to build such displays. The concept of the GrIPs may be applied to 2D displays, in which the amplitude rather than the phase is graded across each pixel. We show that these pixels have the potential to improve the image quality or reduce the pixel count in 2D displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3015, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications V, (11 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271389
Show Author Affiliations
Garret Moddel, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
W. Thomas Cathey Jr., Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Chadwick Boggs, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3015:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications V
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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