15 October 2012 Bi-directional two-dimensional/three-dimensional convertible integral imaging using scattering polarizer
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A bi-directional 2D/3D convertible integral imaging system is proposed. Two optical modules composed of a scattering polarizer and a linear polarizer are adopted, and 2D or 3D mode operation is easily changed by converting polarization states of the projected images. In the 2D mode, the incident light is scattered at the scattering polarizer and the scattered light facing the lens-array is blocked, a 2D image is observable only at the same side as the projector. In the 3D mode, the incident light with the transmission polarization is directly projected onto a lens-array, and the 3D images are integrated. Our proposed system is able to display the 3D images as well as the 2D images for the observers who are placed in front and rear side of the system.
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Jiwoon Yeom, Jisoo Hong, Soon-gi Park, Sung-Wook Min, Byoungho Lee, "Bi-directional two-dimensional/three-dimensional convertible integral imaging using scattering polarizer", Proc. SPIE 8498, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing VI, 84980P (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929418; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.929418
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