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Autostereoscopic display technology for mobile 3DTV applications
Author(s): Jonathan Harrold; Graham J. Woodgate
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Paper Abstract

Mobile TV is now a commercial reality, and an opportunity exists for the first mass market 3DTV products based on cell phone platforms with switchable 2D/3D autostereoscopic displays. Compared to conventional cell phones, TV phones need to operate for extended periods of time with the display running at full brightness, so the efficiency of the 3D optical system is key. The desire for increased viewing freedom to provide greater viewing comfort can be met by increasing the number of views presented. A four view lenticular display will have a brightness five times greater than the equivalent parallax barrier display. Therefore, lenticular displays are very strong candidates for cell phone 3DTV. Selection of Polarisation Activated MicrolensTM architectures for LCD, OLED and reflective display applications is described. The technology delivers significant advantages especially for high pixel density panels and optimises device ruggedness while maintaining display brightness. A significant manufacturing breakthrough is described, enabling switchable microlenses to be fabricated using a simple coating process, which is also readily scalable to large TV panels. The 3D image performance of candidate 3DTV panels will also be compared using autostereoscopic display optical output simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6490, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV, 64900K (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.705534
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Harrold, Ocuity Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Graham J. Woodgate, Ocuity Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6490:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIV
Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; Ian E. McDowall; Neil A. Dodgson; John O. Merritt; Nicolas S. Holliman, Editor(s)

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