HP Labs unveiled a new 3D display technology for mobile devices.
HP Labs developed a new 3D display technology ideal for mobile phones, watches and tablets. The multi-directional diffractive backlight technology permits the rendering of high-resolution, full-parallax 3D images in a very wide view zone (up to 180 degrees in principle) at an observation distance of up to a meter.
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The key to HP's design is a guided-wave illumination technique based on light-emitting diodes that produces wide-angle multiview images in color from a thin planar transparent lightguide. Pixels associated with different views or colors are spatially multiplexed and can be independently addressed and modulated at video rate using an external shutter plane.
The details of the new autostereo 3D display technology got published in Nature Magazine.