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Planar binary optical see-through visor design
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Paper Abstract

A novel planar-binary optical see-through visor, in which three binary optical elements, namely two couplers and one compensator, are designed to be fabricated on a planar glass slide substrate, is presented in this paper. One binary focusing coupler serves to image and couple the light into the optical plate so that the light can travel within the planar passage via total internal reflection. The other coupler directs the light out of the plate, and the compensator makes it possible for the user to see directly through the visor at the same time. Harmonic diffractive technology is employed to reduce the chromatic displacement in the visible range. The schematic of the structure and simulation results are given in this paper. Our results indicate that it is promising to utilize the planar-binary optics to cover the visible band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3740, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99), (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347803
Show Author Affiliations
Liping Zhao, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yee Loy Lam, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yan Zhou, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Zhisheng Yun, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Wenxiu Que, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3740:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99)
Ichirou Yamaguchi, Editor(s)

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