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Polymeric waveguide design of a 2D display system
Author(s): Christopher Takahashi; Hsiu-Jen Wang; Wei-Shu Hua; Per Reinhall; Wei-Chih Wang
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Paper Abstract

Many small scale image display systems, such as head mounted displays (HMDs), beam light from an optical fiber onto deflectable mirrors or rotating polygonal mirrors to produce an image on an image plane. This approach has many size limitations. For instance, light beams of less than 3 millimeters are impractical for displays using mirrors, because mirror scanners and grating deflectors must be significantly larger than the light beam diameter to avoid beam clipping or adding diffraction. Reducing the diameter of a conventional display device reduces the possible number of pixels, and thus reduces the resolution and/or field of view (FOV) of the device. Our proposed HMD system focus on reducing the hardware while maintaining a high resolution by utilizing a microfabricated 2D optical scanner combined with a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) controller for display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6177, Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems V, 617719 (15 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.657786
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Christopher Takahashi, Southern Taiwan Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
Hsiu-Jen Wang, Southern Taiwan Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
Wei-Shu Hua, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Per Reinhall, Southern Taiwan Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
Wei-Chih Wang, Southern Taiwan Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6177:
Health Monitoring and Smart Nondestructive Evaluation of Structural and Biological Systems V
Tribikram Kundu, Editor(s)

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