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Application and demonstration of diffractive optics for head-mounted displays
Author(s): J. Allen Cox; Teresa A. Fritz; Thomas R. Werner
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of diffractive optics technology and the advantages this technology offers when applied to head-mounted displays (HMD). We show especially the impact on weight reduction when diffractive elements are used to correct chromatic aberrations in full-color HMDs. We discuss the effect of higher diffractive orders on image quality and show how to model these effects. Finally, we present the results of a demonstration of a diffractive element in a conventional monochromatic HMD, compare the performance of the hybrid and conventional systems, and demonstrate the validity of our model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2218, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements, (10 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177383
Show Author Affiliations
J. Allen Cox, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Teresa A. Fritz, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)
Thomas R. Werner, Honeywell Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2218:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays and Symbology Design Requirements
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Wendell Stephens; Loran A. Haworth, Editor(s)

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