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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2180–2186

Achieving high levels of color uniformity and optical efficiency for a wedge-shaped waveguide head-mounted display using a photopolymer

Mei-Lan Piao and Nam Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 10, pp. 2180-2186 (2014)

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We developed a head-mounted display (HMD) that achieved high levels of color uniformity and optical efficiency. The full-color holographic volume grating (HVG) attached on the specially designed wedge-shaped waveguide HMD system provided a 17° horizontal field of view (FOV). Theoretical analyses showed that the proposed waveguide resolved the problems of thickness and limited FOV. In this system, the HVG was recorded using a special sequential recording process on single photopolymer unit with 633, 532, and 473 nm wavelengths. The results confirm that the designed and fabricated waveguide can be employed in future commercial HMS.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording

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Original Manuscript: January 16, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 28, 2014
Published: March 31, 2014

Mei-Lan Piao and Nam Kim, "Achieving high levels of color uniformity and optical efficiency for a wedge-shaped waveguide head-mounted display using a photopolymer," Appl. Opt. 53, 2180-2186 (2014)

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