2. Stereoscopic Displays

  1. Ernst Lueder

Published Online: 23 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962762.ch2

3D Displays

3D Displays

How to Cite

Lueder, E. (2011) Stereoscopic Displays, in 3D Displays, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962762.ch2

Author Information

  1. University of Stuttgart, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 DEC 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley–SID Series in Display Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Anthony C. Lowe

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119991519

Online ISBN: 9781119962762



  • 3D vision;
  • area division multiplex;
  • shutter glasses;
  • stereoscopic displays;
  • time division multiplex


The viewer of stereoscopic displays has to use eye glasses. The two views required for 3D vision are obtained either by placing both views into the area of the screen, a method called area division multiplex, or by presenting the views as a time sequential display, also called time division multiplex. This chapter discusses area division, followed by time division multiplex. It investigates an approach in which the two views consist of the left and the right half of the TV Screen. In most cases the viewer employs shutter glasses. Their switching has the same effect on luminance and crosstalk as the time sequential display itself. The chapter describes some solutions to these problems. The chapter focuses on three special solutions for stereoscopic displays. Stereoscopic projectors provide the two images required for 3D vision either with different polarizations in an area multiplex mode or in a time sequential mode.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

optical elements; stereo image processing; three-dimensional displays; time division multiplexing