Flat panel display technology and manufacture have now reached the level of maturity required to introduce 3D displays to the marketplace. The book covers five approaches to realize 3D perception, namely stereoscopic and autostereoscopic displays, integral imaging, holography and volumetric displays.
I owe thanks to Dr. Tony Lowe who with his thorough understanding of scientific trends very much supported the book on 3D technologies. I very much profited from Dan Schott's excellent knowledge about flat panel display technologies and I am very grateful for that. Based on his profound evaluation of new display technologies, Dr. Christof Zeile drew my attention to various new publications. I very much appreciate his support.
I would also like to express my appreciation of the excellent work performed by the typesetters.
The competent contribution to the index by Neil Manley is gratefully acknowledged.
As in earlier books, I am greatly indebted to Heidi Schuehle for diligently and observantly typing the manuscript and to Rene Troeger for the professional and accomplished drawing of the figures.
Scottsdale, USA, October 2011