7. Volumetric 3D Displays

  1. Ernst Lueder

Published Online: 23 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962762.ch7

3D Displays

3D Displays

How to Cite

Lueder, E. (2011) Volumetric 3D Displays, in 3D Displays, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962762.ch7

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



  • static volume displays;
  • swept volume displays;
  • volumetric 3D displays;
  • voxels


Volumetric displays, as a rule, provide one image for both eyes while the 3D effect is created by a stack of images in the form of planar displays on top of each other, each at a different depth or distance from the eyes. These distances will be essential for generating the sensation of depth. When the stack of displays is stationary, it is referred to as a static volume display. This chapter discusses the static volume displays, which is followed by swept volume displays. It investigates methods for accessing the voxels in static volumes. Even though it is not likely that mechanical 3D displays will make it into living rooms, the basic approaches of such displays will be briefly presented. The reason is that designers of 3D displays may be intrigued to find solutions which can be translated into electronic implementation.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

three-dimensional displays; volume control