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A 2D/3D hybrid integral imaging display by using fast switchable hexagonal liquid crystal lens array
Author(s): Hsin-Hsueh Lee; Ping-Ju Huang; Jui-Yi Wu; Po-Yuan Hsieh; Yi-Pai Huang
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Paper Abstract

The paper proposes a new display which could switch 2D and 3D images on a monitor, and we call it as Hybrid Display. In 3D display technologies, the reduction of image resolution is still an important issue. The more angle information offer to the observer, the less spatial resolution would offer to image resolution because of the fixed panel resolution. Take it for example, in the integral photography system, the part of image without depth, like background, will reduce its resolution by transform from 2D to 3D image. Therefore, we proposed a method by using liquid crystal component to quickly switch the 2D image and 3D image. Meanwhile, the 2D image is set as a background to compensate the resolution.. In the experiment, hexagonal liquid crystal lens array would be used to take the place of fixed lens array. Moreover, in order to increase lens power of the hexagonal LC lens array, we applied high resistance (Hi-R) layer structure on the electrode. Hi-R layer would make the gradient electric field and affect the lens profile. Also, we use panel with 801 PPI to display the integral image in our system. Hence, the consequence of full resolution 2D background with the 3D depth object forms the Hybrid Display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10219, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2017, 1021910 (10 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262409
Show Author Affiliations
Hsin-Hsueh Lee, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Ping-Ju Huang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Jui-Yi Wu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Po-Yuan Hsieh, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yi-Pai Huang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10219:
Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2017
Bahram Javidi; Jung-Young Son; Osamu Matoba, Editor(s)

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