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Metaform optics for ultra-compact augmented-reality visor (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Arka Majumdar

Paper Abstract

A compact near-eye visor system that can guide light from a display to the eye could transform mixed reality technology. Unfortunately, existing implementations of such a visor either suffer from small field of view or chromatic aberrations. See-through quality and vergence-accommodation conflict further make the overall performance of the visors unsuitable for a seamless mixed reality experience. Metasurfaces are an emerging class of nanophotonic elements, which can dramatically reduce the size of optical elements while adding new functionalities. I will present our research on metasurface freeform optics, and explain how such metasurface optics can potentially enable the ultimate miniaturization of the near-eye visor without sacrificing any performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11299, AI and Optical Data Sciences, 1129906 (9 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2541391
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Arka Majumdar, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11299:
AI and Optical Data Sciences
Bahram Jalali; Ken-ichi Kitayama, Editor(s)

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