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Optical waveguide combiners for AR headsets: features and limitations
Author(s): Bernard C. Kress
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a review of the main waveguide combiner architectures that have been implemented in industry and academia to produce Augmented Reality (AR) and Optical See-Through (OST) Mixed Reality (MR) Head Mounted Displays (HMDs). We review their features and limitations and show product examples. We review also the design constrains and the main optical simulation techniques used to model and predict the overall performances of such optical waveguide combiners.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2019
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 11062, Digital Optical Technologies 2019, 110620J (16 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2527680
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Bernard C. Kress, Microsoft Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11062:
Digital Optical Technologies 2019
Bernard C. Kress; Peter Schelkens, Editor(s)

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