Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality

Miaomiao Xu, Hong Hua

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Optics for Immersive Displays
PublisherSPIE
Volume10676
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618787
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventDigital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Apr 24 2018Apr 25 2018

Other

OtherDigital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018
CountryFrance
CityStrasbourg
Period4/24/184/25/18

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Augmented reality
Augmented Reality
Waveguide
Microstructure
Display
Mirror
Waveguides
Display devices
mirrors
waveguides
microstructure
display devices
collimators
angular resolution
Field of View
Design Method
field of view
Optics
optics
Glass

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • freeform optics
  • geometrical waveguide
  • microstructure mirrors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Xu, M., & Hua, H. (2018). Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality. In Digital Optics for Immersive Displays (Vol. 10676). [1067614] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2315628

Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality. / Xu, Miaomiao; Hua, Hong.

Digital Optics for Immersive Displays. Vol. 10676 SPIE, 2018. 1067614.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Xu, M & Hua, H 2018, Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality. in Digital Optics for Immersive Displays. vol. 10676, 1067614, SPIE, Digital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018, Strasbourg, France, 4/24/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2315628
Xu M, Hua H. Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality. In Digital Optics for Immersive Displays. Vol. 10676. SPIE. 2018. 1067614 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2315628
Xu, Miaomiao ; Hua, Hong. / Ultrathin optical combiner with microstructure mirrors in augmented reality. Digital Optics for Immersive Displays. Vol. 10676 SPIE, 2018.
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