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Full-color see-through daylight-readable goggle-mounted display
Author(s): Christian Dean DeJong
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Paper Abstract

See-through near-to-eye displays offer an opportunity to present visual information laid on top of the view of the real world. The information presented can be used to augment or annotate the scene the user sees. Microvision has developed a see-through, full-color, daylight-readable, monocular display in a goggle form factor. The image source for the display is a Pico Display Engine (PDE) that uses modulated red, green, and blue lasers reflecting off a MEMS based bi-axial scanning mirror to create an image. This image is relayed to the eye through a pupil-expanding substrateguiding optic. The low Lagrange invariant laser-based display engine is an excellent match for the substrate guided optics for presenting the user with an infinite conjugate image. This paper discusses design considerations and performance characteristics of the eyewear display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8041, Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications, 80410E (1 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883488
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Christian Dean DeJong, MicroVision, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8041:
Head- and Helmet-Mounted Displays XVI: Design and Applications
Peter L. Marasco; Paul R. Havig, Editor(s)

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