We propose methods of enhancing pinhole-type integral imaging ray density, resolution, and expressible depth range using a color filter pinhole array on a liquid crystal display panel with a projection scheme. A color filter structure on a liquid crystal display panel acts as pinhole array in integral imaging with separation of color channels. In conventional pinhole-type integral imaging, the resolution, viewing angle, and ray density are limited by the pinhole interval, the width and thickness of the pinhole structure, and the gap between the display panel and the pinhole array. To overcome the limitation of the pinhole interval, we use a color filter pinhole array on a display panel and a projection-type integral imaging scheme. The use of a color filter pinhole array and the projection scheme can enlarge the region of one elemental image and improve the resolution and ray density remarkably. This paper presents the experimental results of the proposed method and a comparison with conventional methods.
Jung J-H, Park S-gi, Kim Y, Lee B. Integral imaging using a color filter pinhole array on a display panel. Opt. Express [Internet]. 2012;20:18744–18756. Copy at http://j.mp/1asISeT