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Optical viewer based on integral method for three-dimensional images
Author(s): Fumio Okano; Jun Arai
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Paper Abstract

We propose an optical viewer based on the integral method. The viewer composed of two GRIN lens arrays and a diffuser in between can form observable three-dimensional images of objects. The length of the elemental GRIN lenses that constitute the arrays is three quarters of the cycle of the meandering ray path on the input side and one quarter of the cycle on the output side. By substituting the diffuser with an image intensifier as an optical amplifier, we were able to observe 3-D images of objects placed in a dark space without the use of a camera or display equipment. The primitive experimental results proved the viewer produces three-dimensional images that can be observed. We also describe the visual resolution characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6392, Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display V, 639201 (17 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.684961
Show Author Affiliations
Fumio Okano, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)
Jun Arai, NHK Science & Technical Research Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6392:
Three-Dimensional TV, Video, and Display V
Bahram Javidi; Fumio Okano; Jung-Young Son, Editor(s)

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