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Optical design considerations for a beam combiner in a StereoMirror (TM) 3D display system
Author(s): Aharon Hochbaum; James L. Fergason
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Paper Abstract

An analysis and an optical model for the polarization optics of a 3D display system based on two LCD monitors in an "open book" configuration and a beam combiner (BC) are presented. Calculations of the angle of incidence (AOI) distributions for likely display-observer configurations and an estimate of the range of AOI for which the BC should be optimized are reported. Experimental data for commercial BCs is presented and analyzed in the [RS, TP] unit square. A first order model is developed to calculate the effect of the BC optical properties on the stereo channels' brightness balance, system light efficiency and crosstalk. The model predicts that a significant reduction of the crosstalk can be achieved by a uniform rotation of the analyzers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6055, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIII, 60551I (30 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.643848
Show Author Affiliations
Aharon Hochbaum, Vav Consulting (United States)
James L. Fergason, Fergason Patent Properties LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6055:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XIII
Andrew J. Woods; Mark T. Bolas; Ian E. McDowall; Neil A. Dodgson; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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