What is 3D Display Technology?
What makes a perfect 3D display? Simply put, the ability to precisely transmit independent images to each respective eye. Any overlap or interference between these two independent images (known as cross-talk) will destroy the stereo images seen by the eye and cause dizziness in the viewer. Technologies that create the effect of independent left and right eye images are generally categorized as either those that use glasses, or those that only need the naked eye. Glasses type 3D display technology involves using glasses to filter images transmitted to the left and right eye. Some examples are anaglyph glasses that capture images of differing wavelengths, polarizer glasses that achieve filtering using differing orthogonal polarization states, and shutter glasses that work with different time frames. On the other hand, glasses-free 3D display uses specially designed optical devices such as parallax barriers, lenticular lens arrays, or directional backlight to send different images in different directions. When the eyes receive these images originating from different directions, the viewer will experience stereo vision. While the above technologies are already mature and production ready, many other advanced 3D technologies are under development, such as holographic, semi-holographic, and volumetric technologies. Those advanced 3D technologies offer infinite potential for future 3D world.
AUO Super 3D Display
AUO provides diversified 3D solutions with both glasses and glasses-free models to meet the needs of a rapidly growing market. AUO continues to move towards the sustainable development of advanced 3D display technologies with the integration of such innovative features as high resolution, interactive touch, and face tracking.
Glasses-Type 3D Display
Pattern Retarder (PR)
We add one polarization control layer which is called pattern retarder onto base panel as PR type 3D display. This layer modifies the polarization from base panel as orthogonal polarization state (AUO products adopt left-hand and right-hand circular polarization design) row by row to correspond with left-eye and right-eye 3D content. Viewers need to wear proper polarization glasses so that each eye will perceive corresponding 3D content with less visible ghosting when the 3D images are formed.
Features of Pattern Retarder 3D Display
- Pattern Retarder (PR) 3D display with impressive 3D images, high brightness, and is comfortable to the eyes
- Special stereo pixel design allows for wide viewing angle
- Polarized 3D glasses are lightweight, user-friendly (no need for charging!), and suitable for use over long periods of time
- An ideal solution for large-sized 3D home theater displays
Advantages of AUO Pattern Retarder
- No ghost images
- No head tilt limitation
- Inexpensive 3D glasses
- Lightweight 3D glasses
- 3D glasses with no need to charge
- High brightness
- High contrast
- Low power consumption