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Digital optical elements and technologies (EDO19): applications to AR/VR/MR
Author(s): Bernard C. Kress

Paper Abstract

This paper serves as an introduction to the EDO19 conference “Digital Optical Technologies” dedicated specifically to digital optics for AR/VR and MR Head Mounted Display (HMD) systems, in all their incarnations: Display, Imaging and Sensors. We will introduce the field of AR/VR/MR optics historically, and review the most important criteria for AR/VR/MR optical design: matching the performances of the optics to the ones of the human visual system. This can be done for all Digital Optical Elements reviewed throughout this conference: free space optics, waveguide optics (waveguide combiners), diffractive, holographic and metasurface optical elements, tunable, switchable and reconfigurable optics, and novel computational techniques for display and imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2019
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 11062, Digital Optical Technologies 2019, 1106222 (30 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2544404
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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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