Design of a high-resolution holographic waveguide eye-Tracking system operating in near-infrared with conventional optical elements

Jianbo Zhao, Benjamin Chrysler, Raymond K. Kostuk

Abstract

The eye-Tracking system plays an essential role in the augmented reality (AR) eyewear. Waveguide volume holographic optical elements (HOE) that can be made with high efficiency, thin form, and lightweight are well-suited for this application. Traditional holographic lenses formed with spherical wavefronts at visible wavelengths and used for near-infrared (NIR) eye-Tracking systems suffer from significant image aberrations, image tilt, and ghost images. This work describes a complete holographic lens design methodology that systematically addresses these issues and details the specifications of conventional optical elements that provide the optimized wavefronts for the hologram construction beams. The resulting waveguide HOE NIR eye-Tracking system has an image resolution of 10 lp/mm when the designed holographic lens is deposited on a waveguide with a refractive index of 1.8 and thickness of 0.5 mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24536-24551
Number of pages16
JournalOptics Express
Volume29
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 19 2021

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