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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8453–8458

Image capture via a wedge light-guide with no margins

Adrian R. L. Travis, Tim Large, Neil Emerton, Zhaoming Zhu, and Steven Bathiche  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8453-8458 (2010)

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We report the capture of images via a wedge light-guide without the margin for fan-in needed heretofore. While this lets one look out of a slim panel as if it were a periscope, half the power is lost and resolution is degraded by aperture diffraction. Volume gratings may resolve these drawbacks at certain wavelengths and we consider how these might be extruded.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2010
Published: April 7, 2010

Adrian R. L. Travis, Tim Large, Neil Emerton, Zhaoming Zhu, and Steven Bathiche, "Image capture via a wedge light-guide with no margins," Opt. Express 18, 8453-8458 (2010)

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