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Color transparent screen using planar glass combined with lens array holographic optical elements
Author(s): Siqi Liu; Fei Yuan; Anqiu Chen; Haiyu Zhang; Shengqian Chang; Jing Liu; Linjing Zhu; Zhenrong Zheng
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Paper Abstract

A color transparent screen was designed in this paper, utilizing a planar glass combined with lens array holographic optical elements (HOEs). The lens array HOEs were exposed using two coherent beams, one of which was the reference wave directly illuminating on the holographic material and the other was modulated by the micro lens array. The lens array HOEs can display the images with see-through abilities. Unlike the conventional ones that used the lens array HOEs as the screen solely, planar glass was adopted here as the waveguide. The projecting light was totally internalreflected in the planar glass to eliminate undesired zero-order diffracted light and realize high system compactness. Colorful display can be realized in our system as the holographic materials were capable for multi-wavelength display. To verify the effectiveness of this method, a color transparent screen incorporating the lens array HOEs and waveguide was designed. Results showed the circular display area with 20mm in diameter and the pixel resolution of 100μm were achieved in the system. This simple and effective method could be an alternative in the augment reality (AR) applications, such as transparent phone and television.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9948, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIX, 994803 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235985
Show Author Affiliations
Siqi Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Fei Yuan, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Anqiu Chen, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Haiyu Zhang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Shengqian Chang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jing Liu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Linjing Zhu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Zhenrong Zheng, Zhejiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9948:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIX
Arthur J. Davis; Cornelius F. Hahlweg; Joseph R. Mulley, Editor(s)

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