Design of discretely depth-varying holographic grating for image guide based see-through and near-to-eye displays

Toshiteru Nakamura, Yuzuru Takashima

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For the see-through and near-to-eye displays, light throughput and uniformity of luminance over the field of view are improved by employing an optical image guide with discretely depth-varying surface relief holographic gratings. In the design process, a newly developed mathematical model, in conjunction with rigorous coupled wave analysis of diffraction efficiency, eliminates massive and time consuming iteration of non-sequential ray tracing but rapidly identifies the depth-varying structure and optimum optical performance. The depth-varying grating based approach achieved a 1.37x improvement in light throughput compared to the conventional depth un-varying design, 315 cd/m2/lm, along with improved uniformity over the field of view of 35 (H) x 20 (V) degrees with an eye box size of 17 (H) x 14 (V) mm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26520-26533
Number of pages14
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Design of discretely depth-varying holographic grating for image guide based see-through and near-to-eye displays. / Nakamura, Toshiteru; Takashima, Yuzuru.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 26, No. 20, 01.10.2018, p. 26520-26533.

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