Design and assessment of a depth-fused multi-focal-plane display prototype

Xinda Hu, Hong Hua

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

98 Scopus citations


Depth-fused multi-focal-plane display was proposed to create a fixed-viewpoint volumetric display capable of rendering correct or nearly-correct focus cues in a stereoscopic display through a small number of discretely placed focal planes. It may effectively address the negative effects of conventional stereoscopic displays on depth perception accuracy and visual fatigue due to the lack of focus cues. In this paper, we presented the design and assessment of a novel depth-fused six-focal plane display prototype, capable of rendering nearly-accurate focus cues for a depth range of 3 diopters with high image quality at flicker-free speed. The optical system design, prototype implementation and demonstration, and experimental assessment of the prototype were discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6712903
Pages (from-to)308-316
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Depth-fused display
  • eye accommodation
  • multi-focal-plane display
  • stereoscopic 3D display

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Design and assessment of a depth-fused multi-focal-plane display prototype'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this