A 2D/3D hybrid integral imaging display by using fast switchable hexagonal liquid crystal lens array

Hsin Hsueh Lee, Ping Ju Huang, Jui Yi Wu, Po Yuan Hsieh, Yi-Pai Huang

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The paper proposes a new display which could switch 2D and 3D images on a monitor, and we call it as Hybrid Display. In 3D display technologies, the reduction of image resolution is still an important issue. The more angle information offer to the observer, the less spatial resolution would offer to image resolution because of the fixed panel resolution. Take it for example, in the integral photography system, the part of image without depth, like background, will reduce its resolution by transform from 2D to 3D image. Therefore, we proposed a method by using liquid crystal component to quickly switch the 2D image and 3D image. Meanwhile, the 2D image is set as a background to compensate the resolution. In the experiment, hexagonal liquid crystal lens array would be used to take the place of fixed lens array. Moreover, in order to increase lens power of the hexagonal LC lens array, we applied high resistance (Hi-R) layer structure on the electrode. Hi-R layer would make the gradient electric field and affect the lens profile. Also, we use panel with 801 PPI to display the integral image in our system. Hence, the consequence of full resolution 2D background with the 3D depth object forms the Hybrid Display.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThree-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2017
EditorsBahram Javidi, Osamu Matoba, Manuel Martinez-Corral, Jung-Young Son, Adrian Stern
ISBN (Electronic)9781510609396
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
EventThree-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2017 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 10 Apr 201711 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceThree-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2017
CountryUnited States


  • High Resistance Layer
  • Hybrid Display
  • Integral Image
  • Light Field
  • Liquid Crystal Lens Array

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