Guest Editors:

Bahram Javidi
A. Murat Tekalp

Special Issue Papers

Holographic and Light-Field Imaging as Future 3-D Displays

By J.-Y. Son, H. Lee, B.-R. Lee, and K.-H. Lee

This paper reviews two of the most active 3-D imaging technologies such as light-field and electroholographic displays, comparing their characteristics and predicting their future perspectives.

Enabling Focus Cues in Head-Mounted Displays

By H. Hua

The nature of vergence–accommodation conflict problem in head-mounted displays and the associated visual artifacts are summarized, followed by a comprehensive review of the various technical approaches toward rendering proper focus cues in head-mounted displays, for both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications.

Recent Advances in the Capture and Display of Macroscopic and Microscopic 3-D Scenes by Integral Imaging

By M. Martínez-Corral, A. Dorado, J. C. Barreiro, G. Saavedra, and B. Javidi

This paper presents the fundamentals of integral photography and describes the main contributions to its development. Attention is focused also on the recent advances in both macroscopic and microscopic 3-D imaging.

Progress Overview of Capturing Method for Integral 3-D Imaging Displays

By J. Arai, E. Nakasu, T. Yamashita, H. Hiura, M. Miura, T. Nakamura, and R. Funatsu

This paper overviews integral 3-D capturing methods and analyzes integral 3-D imaging technology at its capturing and displaying stages. Approaches for capturing high-resolution integral imaging information are also discussed.

Multidimensional Optical Sensing and Imaging System (MOSIS): From Macroscales to Microscales

By B. Javidi, X. Shen, A. S. Markman, P. Latorre-Carmona, A. Martínez-Uso, J. Martinez Sotoca, F. Pla, M. Martínez-Corral, G. Saavedra, Y.-P. Huang, and A. Stern

This review paper describes a passive multidimensional optical sensing and imaging system (MOSIS), which can be used for 3-D visualization, seeing through obscurations, material inspection, 3-D endoscopy, and 3-D object recognition from microscales to long-range imaging. The system utilizes time and space multiplexing, polarimetric, temporal, photon flux, and multispectral information to reconstruct multidimensionally integrated scenes.

Flat Panel Light-Field 3-D Display: Concept, Design, Rendering, and Calibration

By D. Nam, J.-H. Lee, Y. H. Cho, Y. J. Jeong, H. Hwang, and D. S. Park

This paper presents an autostereoscopic light-field 3-D display architecture, rendering, and calibration method to provide realistic 3-D visual effects. The developed prototype has almost seamless parallax with a resolution comparable to the conventional multiview displays.

Numerical Manipulation of Digital Holograms for 3-D Imaging and Display: An Overview

By P. Memmolo, V. Bianco, M. Paturzo, and P. Ferraro

This paper reviews the most effective techniques for numerically manipulating digital holograms to achieve improved image reconstructions. The topics of extended focus imaging (EFI), synthesis of 3-D holographic scenes, and enhanced 3-D display are also discussed throughout.

Multimodal Imaging Based on Digital Holography

By O. Matoba, X. Quan, P. Xia, P. Peng, Y. Awatsuji, and T. Nomura

Imaging techniques using phase, polarization, fluorescence, and spectra based on digital holography are presented in this paper. These techniques are developed for multimodal imaging based on the combination of digital holography and other optical microscopies.

Automated Disease Identification With 3-D Optical Imaging: A Medical Diagnostic Tool

By A. Anand, I. Moon, and B. Javidi

This paper provides an overview of the development of compact digital holographic microscopes and their applications in 3-D cell imaging, cell parameter extraction, and cell classification for potential automated disease identification.

Full-Parallax Holographic Light-Field 3-D Displays and Interactive 3-D Touch

By M. Yamaguchi

This paper presents the evolution of light-field 3-D displays, in particular those which employ holographic technology, and their application to 3-D touch interface for intuitive 3-D human–computer interaction.

Toward a Flexible, Scalable, and Transparent Thin-Film Camera

By O. Bimber and A. Koppelhuber

This paper summarizes the progress toward a first fully transparent, flexible, and scalable thin-film image sensor and reviews lensless imaging approaches.

Point of View