We present a concept of a wide-angle, lightweight, optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) using free-form optics tiling. Free-form optics tiling can potentially address several critical problems in existing tiled HMD designs that use rotationallysymmetric optics.The optical design of our tiled optical see-through HMDachieves a field of view (FOV) of 56° × 45° and an angular resolution of 3:2 arcmin with two display channels. We demonstrate a proof-of-concept prototype and present some of its manufacturing details. The FOV can be further enlarged by tiling more display channels together at their bottom and side surfaces.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics