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Compact HMD optics based on multiplexed aberration-compensated holographic optical elements
Author(s): Tin M. Aye; Kevin Yu; Indra Tengara; Philipp W. Peppler; Byron J. Pierce
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Paper Abstract

Head and helmet mounted displays (HMDs) can benefit greatly from new wide field-of-view, compact visor optics to project very high resolution (e.g., 5k X 4k) imagery. Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is developing novel, compact, lightweight wide field-of-view optics based on three-color multiplexed aberration-compensated holographic optical elements (MAC-HOEs). Taking advantage of the flexibility of holography, the HMD optics can be made compact using waveguide projection through the curved visor substrate, so that the see-through visor can have a wide field-of-view without large, bulky optical components. Using narrowband red-green-blue hologram multiplexing, MAC-HOEs can significantly reduce the chromatic and geometrical aberration introduced by conventional HOEs and refractive optics. In the initial phase of development, POC demonstrated the feasibility of the HMD optics through computer design and analysis, and by fabricating and demonstrating a MAC-HOE component.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4361, Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VI, (22 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438010
Show Author Affiliations
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Kevin Yu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Indra Tengara, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Philipp W. Peppler, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Byron J. Pierce, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4361:
Helmet- and Head-Mounted Displays VI
Ronald J. Lewandowski; Loran A. Haworth; Henry J. Girolamo; Clarence E. Rash, Editor(s)

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