Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques

Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques

1st Edition - January 28, 1976

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  • Author: Takanori Okoshi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151320

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Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques provides an overview of the development and practical applications of three-dimensional imaging techniques. This text deals with holographic and nonholographic techniques, with a focus on efficiency, speckle noise, resolution, white-light reconstruction, white-light recording, and color holography. This book is comprised of nine chapters, wherein Chapter 1 provides a brief history of information media in human society. Chapter 2 presents the history of depth perception and the principle of the Wheatstone stereoscope, and Chapter 3 examines the construction of human eyes as the most important source of depth perception. Chapter 4 focuses on the optimum design of lens-sheet pictures, whereas Chapters 5 and 6 examine the technical drawbacks that limit the versatility in three-dimensional imaging technology. The features of holographic techniques, such as holographic stereoscreens and computer-generated holograms, are discussed in Chapters 7 and 8. Finally, Chapter 9 discusses the possible classifications based on applications, including microscopy, television, X-ray imaging, movies, and acoustical imaging. This book is intended for electronic engineers, researchers, and readers who are interested in the field of three-dimensional imaging.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    1 Introduction

    1.1 History of Information Media

    1.2 Definition of Three-Dimensional Imaging

    1.3 Classification of Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques

    1.4 Organization of This Book

    2 History of Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques

    2.1 Prehistory

    2.2 Stereoscopes

    2.3 Parallax Barriers

    2.4 Integral Photography (IP)

    2.5 Lenticular-Sheet Three-Dimensional Pictures

    2.6 Holography

    2.7 Projection-Type Three-Dimensional Displays

    2.8 Three-Dimensional Movies

    2.9 Summary


    3 Physiology and Psychology of Depth Perception

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Human Eyes

    3.3 Physiological and Psychological Cues of Depth Perception

    3.4 Some Recent Studies on Depth Perception


    4 Lens-Sheet Three-Dimensional Pictures

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Recording of Lens-Sheet Three-Dimensional Pictures

    4.3 Optimum Design of Lenticular-Sheet Pictures

    4.4 Optimum Design of Integral Photography

    4.5 Beaded-Plate Integral Photography

    4.6 Future Engineering Tasks Related to Lens-Sheet Three-Dimensional Pictures

    4.7 Summary

    Appendix Aberration in Spherical/Cylindrical Lens Systems


    5 Projection-Type Three-Dimensional Displays

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Principle of Projection-Type Three-Dimensional Displays

    5.3 Classification of Direction-Selective Screens

    5.4 Inversion between Orthoscopic and Pseudoscopic Images Using an Autocollimating Screen

    5.5 Optimum Design of a Projection System

    5.6 Diffuser-Backed Lenticular Screens

    5.7 Triple-Mirror Screen and Curved Triple-Mirror Screen

    5.8 Summary

    Appendix Derivation of Reflection Matrices and Reflection-Ray Vectors of a CTM Screen


    6 Holography

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Principle of Holography

    6.3 Various Holography Techniques

    6.4 Theory of Imaging in a Holographic System

    6.5 Interference Fringes Formed in a Hologram

    6.6 Image Reconstruction from a Volume Hologram

    6.7 Efficiency of Holography

    6.8 Resolution of Holography

    6.9 Noise in Holography

    6.10 White-Light Recording of a Hologram

    6.11 White-Light Reconstruction of an Image from a Hologram

    6.12 Image Holography

    6.13 Color Holography

    6.14 Light Sources

    6.15 Hologram Recording Materials

    6.16 Summary

    Appendix I Analysis of a Fourier-Transform Hologram with Lens

    Appendix II Analysis of the Resolution of an Image Reconstructed from a Finite Hologram

    Appendix III Derivation of the Speckle-Noise Formula


    7 Information Recorded in Three-Dimensional Images and Its Reduction

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Basic Properties of Focusing of a Light Beam in Image Space

    7.3 Sampling Point Number of a Hologram

    7.4 Sampling Point Number in Integral Photography

    7.5 Sampling Point Number in Multiple Photography

    7.6 Summary of Computations of P and M

    7.7 Information Reduction in Integral Photography

    7.8 Information Reduction in Holography

    7.9 Summary


    8 Miscellaneous Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Computer-Generated Holograms

    8.3 Computer-Generated Integral Photograph

    8.4 Binocular Stereoscopic Display of Computer Outputs

    8.5 Varifocal Mirrors

    8.6 Three-Dimensional X-Ray Imaging

    8.7 Holographic Screen

    8.8 Binocular Stereoscopic Television

    8.9 Autostereoscopic Three-Dimensional Television

    8.10 Other Three-Dimensional Imaging Techniques


    9 Conclusion


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  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 28, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151320

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