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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 05 , Vol. 08 , 2010    10.3788/COL20100805.0512

Imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging
Qionghua Wang1;2, Huan Deng1, Tiantian Jiao)1, Dahai Li1, Fangning Wang1
1 School of Electronics and Information Engineering, [Sichuan University], Chengdu 610065, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Fundamental Science on Synthetic Vision, [Sichuan University], Chengdu 610065, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2010, 08(05): pp.512-514-3

Topic:Optical devices
Keywords(OCIS Code): 230.0230  230.2090  

Integral imaging is a true, three-dimensional (3D) display technology that captures and reconstructs 3D scenes using two-dimensional (2D) micro-lens arrays. The manufacturing technique of micro-lens arrays is complicated and expensive, thus limiting the application of the technology. An imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging is presented in this letter. Imitating micro-lens array is composed of a cheap lenticular lens and a parallax barrier. The relationship of the parameters of the imitating micro-lens array is analyzed and the parameter formulae are deduced. The arrangement of pixels under a cell of the imitating micro-lens array is presented. The imitating micro-lens array is simulated using ASAP software, and the results prove that the designed imitating micro-lens array is effective. A 3D scene is reconstructed on a 3D display that consists of the imitating micro-lens array and a 17-inch flat panel display.

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Get Citation: Qionghua Wang, Huan Deng, Tiantian Jiao), Dahai Li, Fangning Wang, "Imitating micro-lens array for integral imaging," Chin. Opt. Lett. 08(05), 512-514-3(2010)

Note: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 60877004.


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