Autostereoscopic 3D Display is robustly developed and available in the market for both home and professional users. However 3D resolution with acceptable 3D image quality remains a great challenge. This paper proposes a novel pixel mapping method for refining dark areas between two pinholes by distributing it into 3 times smaller dark areas and creating micro-pinholes in parallax barriers based holoscopic 3D displays. The proposed method allows to project RED, GREEN, BLUE subpixels separately from 3 different pinholes and it distributes the dark spaces into 3 times smaller dark spaces, which become unnoticeable and improves quality of the constructed holoscopic 3D scene significantly. Parallax barrier technology refers to a pinhole sheet or device placed in front or back of a liquid crystal display, allowing to project viewpoint pixels into space that reconstructs a holoscopic 3D scene in space. The holoscopic technology mimics the imaging system of insects, such as the fly, utilizing a single camera, equipped with a large number of micro-lenses or pinholes, to capture a scene, offering rich parallax information and enhanced 3D feeling without the need of wearing specific eyewear.
Swash, M.R.; Aggoun, A.; Abdulfatah, O.; Fernandez, J.C.; Alazawi, E.; Tsekleves, E., “Distributed pixel mapping for refining dark area in parallax barriers based holoscopic 3D Display,” in 3D Imaging (IC3D), 2013 International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1-4, 3-5 Dec. 2013