Construction and Calibration of Optically Efficient LCD-based Multi-Layer Light Field Displays
Author(s)Lanman, Douglas R.; Wetzstein, Gordon; Raskar, Ramesh; Hirsch, Matthew Waggener
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Near-term commercial multi-view displays currently employ ray-based 3D or 4D light field techniques. Conventional approaches to ray-based display typically include lens arrays or heuristic barrier patterns combined with integral interlaced views on a display screen such as an LCD panel. Recent work has placed an emphasis on the co-design of optics and image formation algorithms to achieve increased frame rates, brighter images, and wider fields-of-view using optimization-in-the-loop and novel arrangements of commodity LCD panels. In this paper we examine the construction and calibration methods of computational, multi-layer LCD light field displays. We present several experimental configurations that are simple to build and can be tuned to sufficient precision to achieve a research quality light field display. We also present an analysis of moiré interference in these displays, and guidelines for diffuser placement and display alignment to reduce the effects of moiré. We describe a technique using the moiré magnifier to fine-tune the alignment of the LCD layers.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Hirsch, Matthew, Douglas Lanman, Gordon Wetzstein, and Ramesh Raskar. “Construction and Calibration of Optically Efficient LCD-based Multi-Layer Light Field Displays.” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 415 (February 22, 2013): 012071.
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