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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 3814–3824

Engineering of head-mounted projective displays

Hong Hua, Axelle Girardot, Chunyu Gao, and Jannick P. Rolland  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 22, pp. 3814-3824 (2000)

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Head-mounted projective displays (HMPD’s) are a novel type of head-mounted display. A HMPD consists of a miniature projection lens mounted upon the user’s head and retroreflective sheeting material placed strategically in the environment. First, the imaging concept of a HMPD is reviewed and its potential advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The design and a bench prototype implementation are then presented. Finally, the effects of retroreflective materials on the imaging properties and the optical properties of HMPD’s are comprehensively investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(120.2820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Heads-up displays
(120.3620) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Lens system design
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

Original Manuscript: December 14, 1999
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2000
Published: August 1, 2000

Hong Hua, Axelle Girardot, Chunyu Gao, and Jannick P. Rolland, "Engineering of head-mounted projective displays," Appl. Opt. 39, 3814-3824 (2000)

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