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1 September 2005 Estimation of image quality in autostereoscopic display
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In autostereoscopic display systems which are based on lenticular, barrier, and lens array plates, the quality of perceived images is different in different regions of the viewing zone. In these systems, a visual image is a composition of several view images which depends on the current observer position. A quantification of the visual quality is suggested basing on the inverse number of different view images involved in a composed visual image. This definition of the quality can only be applied directly to the monoscopic seeing. A new method to estimate the quality value for binocular seeing is therefore devised. It is based on the mapping of different regions of the viewing zone onto a uniform map. The map is scanned by virtual probes "equipped" with single/dual sensors expressing observer's eyes for mono/stereo seeing. The virtual readings of both type probes can be represented in a matrix form giving very similar values for both cases. We found a generalized analytical solution which estimates the image quality as a coordinate-dependent function for both, monoscopic and stereoscopic cases. The generalized solution does not depend on the individual interocular distance.
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Vladmir V. Saveljev, Jung-Young Son, and Kyung-Hoon Cha "Estimation of image quality in autostereoscopic display", Proc. SPIE 5908, Optical Information Systems III, 590807 (1 September 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.618167
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