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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3661–3668

Design and fabrication of an off-axis see-through head-mounted display with an xy polynomial surface

Zhenrong Zheng, Xu Liu, Haifeng Li, and Liang Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 19, pp. 3661-3668 (2010)

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An off-axis optical system with an x y polynomial surface for a see-through head-mounted display (HMD) is presented. With the use of an x y polynomial surface, an off-axis see-through HMD system with one tilted spherical combiner and six relay optical lenses is designed. An off-axis see-through HMD with a 15 mm exit pupil, a 40 ° × 30 ° FOV, and 70 mm eye relief is achieved. Furthermore, a binocular off-axis see-through HMD prototype is fabricated and the performance of the system is experimentally tested; 972 cd / m 2 of luminance is measured at the position of the exit pupil of the HMD. A typical augmented reality image captured outdoors with the HMD prototype is also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2040) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Displays
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2010
Published: June 22, 2010

Zhenrong Zheng, Xu Liu, Haifeng Li, and Liang Xu, "Design and fabrication of an off-axis see-through head-mounted display with an x–y polynomial surface," Appl. Opt. 49, 3661-3668 (2010)

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