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2D/3D switchable displays
Author(s): T. Dekker; S. T. de Zwart; O. H. Willemsen; M. G. H. Hiddink; W. L. IJzerman
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Paper Abstract

A prerequisite for a wide market acceptance of 3D displays is the ability to switch between 3D and full resolution 2D. In this paper we present a robust and cost effective concept for an auto-stereoscopic switchable 2D/3D display. The display is based on an LCD panel, equipped with switchable LC-filled lenticular lenses. We will discuss 3D image quality, with the focus on display uniformity. We show that slanting the lenticulars in combination with a good lens design can minimize non-uniformities in our 20" 2D/3D monitors. Furthermore, we introduce fractional viewing systems as a very robust concept to further improve uniformity in the case slanting the lenticulars and optimizing the lens design are not sufficient. We will discuss measurements and numerical simulations of the key optical characteristics of this display. Finally, we discuss 2D image quality, the switching characteristics and the residual lens effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6135, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications XI, 61350K (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657545
Show Author Affiliations
T. Dekker, Philips Research, Visual Experiences (Netherlands)
S. T. de Zwart, Philips Research, Visual Experiences (Netherlands)
O. H. Willemsen, Philips Research, Visual Experiences (Netherlands)
M. G. H. Hiddink, Philips Research, Visual Experiences (Netherlands)
W. L. IJzerman, Philips Research, Visual Experiences (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6135:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications XI
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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