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Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality
Author(s): Miaomiao Xu; Hong Hua
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Paper Abstract

Using a waveguide as an optical combiner in optical see-through head-mounted displays has obvious advantages over other types of combiners due to its low-cost, light-weighted, ultra-thin and easily manufactured nature. In this paper, an ultra-thin, glasses-like augmented reality (AR) display system is presented. The design methods of the geometrical waveguide with microstructure mirrors and its freeform collimator are discussed. With freeform optics and ultra-thin waveguide configuration, this AR display can achieve 30° field of view (FOV) with an angular resolution of as high as 1.21 arcminutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2018
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10676, Digital Optics for Immersive Displays, 1067614 (21 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315628
Show Author Affiliations
Miaomiao Xu, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Hong Hua, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10676:
Digital Optics for Immersive Displays
Bernard C. Kress; Wolfgang Osten; Hagen Stolle, Editor(s)

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