Human Photonics Laboratory

Fiber Scanned Displays

True 3D Displays

The True 3-D display is a volumetric 3-D display projected with a beam of light that is scanned in X, Y, and Z axes—creating a three-dimensional sculpture of light that appears to float in space. Viewers of the True 3-D display can point and focus their eyes at different objects at different depths in the display, bringing them in and out of focus just like real objects at different distances. For a simple illustration of this effect, move your mouse cursor over the image to the right as if it were your gaze. As your cursor points at the statue in the foreground, it comes into sharp focus, and the brick wall in the background is slightly blurred. As you move the mouse cursor to the brick wall, the statue is slightly blurred—just as would be the case if you were viewing real objects at different distances.

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program, NSF/BES grant number 0421579.

Contact

For more information about True 3D displays, please contact Dr. Brian Schowengerdt.

Publications

The following HPL publications are related to this research area:

2010

  • H. G. Hoffman, B. T. Schowengerdt, C. M. Lee, J. Magula, and E. J. Seibel, “64 . 1 : Display Technologies for Therapeutic Applications of Virtual Reality,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2010, pp. 949-952.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Hoffman2010,
    author = {Hoffman, Hunter G and Schowengerdt, Brian T and Lee, Cameron M and Magula, Jeff and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {949--952},
    title = {{64 . 1 : Display Technologies for Therapeutic Applications of Virtual Reality}},
    year = {2010}
    }
  • B. T. Schowengerdt, H. G. Hoffman, C. M. Lee, D. C. Melville, and E. J. Seibel, “57 . 1 : Near-to-Eye Display using Scanning Fiber Display Engine Abstract :,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2010, pp. 848-851.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2010b,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Hoffman, Hunter G and Lee, Cameron M and Melville, C David and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {848--851},
    title = {{57 . 1 : Near-to-Eye Display using Scanning Fiber Display Engine Abstract :}},
    year = {2010}
    }
  • B. T. Schowengerdt, R. S. Johnston, C. M. Lee, D. C. Melville, and E. J. Seibel, “1 mm x 7 mm Full-Color Pico Projector using Scanning Optical Fiber,” in Ite and sid, 2010, pp. 1447-1450.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2010a,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Johnston, Richard S and Lee, Cameron M and Melville, C David and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {ITE and SID},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {1447--1450},
    title = {{1 mm x 7 mm Full-Color Pico Projector using Scanning Optical Fiber}},
    year = {2010}
    }
  • B. T. Schowengerdt, M. Murari, and E. J. Seibel, “44 . 1 : Volumetric Display using Scanned Fiber Array Abstract :,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2010, pp. 653-656.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2010c,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Murari, Mrinal and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {653--656},
    title = {{44 . 1 : Volumetric Display using Scanned Fiber Array Abstract :}},
    year = {2010}
    }
  • B. T. Schowengerdt and E. J. Seibel, “3D Volumetric Scanned Light Display with Multiple Fiber Optic Light Sources,” in Ite and sid, 2010, pp. 1257-1260.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2010,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {ITE and SID},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {1257--1260},
    title = {{3D Volumetric Scanned Light Display with Multiple Fiber Optic Light Sources}},
    year = {2010}
    }

2009

  • B. T. Schowengerdt, C. M. Lee, R. S. Johnston, D. C. Melville, and E. J. Seibel, “37 . 1 : Invited Paper : 1-mm Diameter , Full-color Scanning Fiber Pico Projector Scanning Fiber Pico Projector,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2009, pp. 522-525.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2009,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Lee, Cameron M and Johnston, Richard S and Melville, C David and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {522--525},
    title = {{37 . 1 : Invited Paper : 1-mm Diameter , Full-color Scanning Fiber Pico Projector Scanning Fiber Pico Projector}},
    year = {2009}
    }
  • B. T. Schowengerdt, C. M. Lee, R. S. Johnston, D. C. Melville, and E. J. Seibel, “Angle in a Scanning Fiber Pico Projector,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2009, pp. 1783-1786.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2009a,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Lee, Cameron M and Johnston, Richard S and Melville, C David and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {1783--1786},
    title = {{Angle in a Scanning Fiber Pico Projector}},
    year = {2009}
    }

2008

  • B. T. Schowengerdt, M. J. Kundrat, C. M. Lee, R. S. Johnston, D. C. Melville, P. G. Reinhall, and E. J. Seibel, “P-251L : Late-News Poster : Miniature Wide-Throw-Angle Scanning Fiber Projection Display Technical Summary and Results :,” in Sid symposium digest of technical papers, 2008, pp. 2102-2105.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{Schowengerdt2008,
    author = {Schowengerdt, Brian T and Kundrat, Matthew J and Lee, Cameron M and Johnston, Richard S and Melville, C David and Reinhall, Per G and Seibel, Eric J},
    booktitle = {SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers},
    mendeley-groups = {HPL,HPL/Display},
    pages = {2102--2105},
    title = {{P-251L : Late-News Poster : Miniature Wide-Throw-Angle Scanning Fiber Projection Display Technical Summary and Results :}},
    year = {2008}
    }