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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2006
  • pp: 4005–4011

Planar configuration for image projection

Leon Eisen, Michael Meyklyar, Michael Golub, Asher A. Friesem, Ioseph Gurwich, and Victor Weiss  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 17, pp. 4005-4011 (2006)

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A flat panel, compact virtual image projection display is presented. It is based on a light- guided optical configuration that includes three linear holographic gratings recorded on one planar transparent substrate so as to obtain a magnified virtual image for a small input display. The principles of the projection display, unique design, and procedures for experimentally recording an actual planar configuration are presented, along with evaluation results. The results reveal that a field of view of ± 8 ° can be readily achieved at a distance of 36   cm , making such planar configurations attractive for head-up displays.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(090.2820) Holography : Heads-up displays
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication

Original Manuscript: July 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2005

Leon Eisen, Michael Meyklyar, Michael Golub, Asher A. Friesem, Ioseph Gurwich, and Victor Weiss, "Planar configuration for image projection," Appl. Opt. 45, 4005-4011 (2006)

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