Optical transfer function of three-dimensional display systems

Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Journal of the Optical Society of America A (Impact Factor: 1.56). 05/2006; 23(4):816-20. DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.23.000816
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I investigate the optical transfer function of three-dimensional display systems. Moreover, I obtain an average sampled modulation transfer function describing discrete, sampled display systems and show that in the proper limit of geometrical optics it is equivalent to the shift-invariant optical transfer function. I apply the theory to describe holographic stereograms and discuss the effects of amplitude and phase filters on the optical resolution.

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