Feature Issue of Optics Express

3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications

Submission Opens: 1 July 2021
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2021

Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "3D Image Acquisition and Display: Technology, Perception and Applications" in conjunction with the Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, being held virtually on 19-23 July 2021. Whereas meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the 3D feature issue is open to all contributions in related areas.

This feature issue will bring together contributions by outstanding international leaders, researchers, scientists, and engineers from a broad range of interdisciplinary fields to present their work in the science, technology, and applications of 3D image collection, 3D data processing, deep learning in 3D applications, and display technologies, including augmented and virtual reality head mounted devices.

The feature issue intends to cover hardware, algorithms, devices, and systems for 3D imaging, 3D information processing, 3D visualization, wearable displays such as augmented reality displays, micro 3D displays, 3D displays, 3D TV/Video, and biomedical applications in these domains. It will describe recent developments, as well as the prospects and challenges facing 3D imaging, visualization, and display systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to virtual reality, augmented reality, biomedicine, microscopy, endoscopy, healthcare, autonomous vehicle, defense and security applications, 3D sensing, deep learning in 3D applications, processing of 3D information, wearable displays, and entertainment. Research related to scientific understanding of 3D information display and perception, technological innovation on 3D image acquisition or display methods, and task-specific design and applications of 3D acquisition or display technology is of particular interest.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Science and engineering of 3D information collection and display technologies
  • Acquisition, display, and applications of 3D information
  • Wearable display methods and technologies
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices
  • Micro-displays
  • User interface technologies for 3D systems
  • Image processing for 3D acquisition or display applications
  • Deep learning in 3D applications
  • Visual perception, human factors, and visual comfort of 3D information displays
  • Applications of 3D image acquisition or display technologies, examples include virtual reality, augmented reality, autonomous vehicle, wearable displays, and entertainment
  • Healthcare applications including biomedicine, microscopy, endoscopy, medical and scientific visualization
  • Defense and security
  • Optical engineering design of 3D information acquisition and display technology
  • Sensor technology for 3D and 3D sensing
  • 3D Display hardware and software technologies
  • LiDAR

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see Optica Publishing Group's guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Optics Express and submit through Prism's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on 3D Image Acquisition and Display.

Feature Editors

Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA (Lead Editor)
Hong Hua, University of Arizona, USA
Manuel Martinez, University of Valencia, Spain
Osamu Matoba, Kobe University, Japan
Adrian Stern, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University, USA