A prerequisite for a wide market acceptance of 3D displays is the ability to switch between 3D and full resolution 2D. In this paper we present a robust and cost effective concept for an auto-stereoscopic switchable 2D/3D display. The display is based on an LCD panel, equipped with switchable LC-filled lenticular lenses. A demonstrator of this concept is made. We will discuss measurements and numerical simulations of the key optical characteristics of this display. The switching characteristics of LC-filled lenticular lenses are discussed and the overlap of the view distributions is introduced as a figure of merit for crosstalk. The 0.62 overlap in our present demonstrator design, gives an excellent 3D image quality, combined with a good depth impression.
|Title of host publication||5th International Meeting on Information Display (Seoul, South Korea, July 19-23, 2005)|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|