Curved transflective holographic screens for head-mounted display

Mickaël Guillaumée, Seyed Payam Vahdati, Eric Tremblay, Arnaud Mader, Victor J. Cadarso, Jonas Grossenbacher, Jürgen Brugger, Randall Sprague, Christophe Moser

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A volume hologram recorded with a lens array is proposed as a transflective screen for Head Worn Display (HWD) systems. Design, fabrication as well as proof of concept are reported. Light from a projection system, with similar properties to one mounted on the side of an eyewear, is efficiently diffracted towards the eye with an angular spread given by the numerical aperture of the lenses forming the lens array. Using a dual-focus contact lens, high-resolution images can be added to the HWD user's normal vision, as light from the surrounding environment is transmitted through the screen with low aberrations. This screen offers the possibility for small footprint and large field of view HWD's.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Display Technologies III
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780819494122
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Display Technologies III - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 6 Feb 20137 Feb 2013


ConferenceAdvances in Display Technologies III
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
OtherProc. SPIE 8643, Advances in Display Technologies III
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  • Augmented Reality
  • Contact Lens
  • Diffractive Optical Element
  • Head Mounted Display
  • Head Worn Display
  • Holography
  • See-through display

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