An optical see-through multi-focal-plane stereoscopic display prototype enabling nearly-correct focus cues

Xinda Hu, Hong Hua

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Abstract

Conventional stereoscopic displays render 3D scenes from a single pair of 2D images at a fixed distance to the viewer. Therefore conventional stereoscopic displays force an unnatural decoupling of the accommodation and convergence cues, which may contribute to various visual artifacts and have significant effects on depth perception accuracy. In this paper, we present the design and implementation of an optical see-through depth-fused multi-focal-plane binocular stereoscopic display. The prototype is capable of rendering nearly-correct focus cues for a large volume of 3D objects extending into a depth range from 0 to 3 diopters and a diagonal field of view of 40 degrees at a flicker-free speed. With the optimized optical system including a freeform prism eyepiece and a see-through compensator, the prototype system demonstrates high image quality while having minimal degradation to the see-through view.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2013
Event24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013 - Burlingame, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2013Feb 6 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8648
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

Other24th IS and T/SPIE Stereoscopic Displays and Applications Conference, SD and A 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBurlingame, CA
Period2/4/132/6/13

Keywords

  • Accommodation
  • Freeform
  • Multi-Focal-Plane Display
  • Optical See-through
  • Stereoscopic 3D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hu, X., & Hua, H. (2013). An optical see-through multi-focal-plane stereoscopic display prototype enabling nearly-correct focus cues. In Proceedings of SPIE-IS and T Electronic Imaging - Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XXIV [86481A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8648). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2005117