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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2098–2100

Design of a wide-angle, lightweight head-mounted display using free-form optics tiling

Dewen Cheng, Yongtian Wang, Hong Hua, and Jose Sasian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 2098-2100 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002098


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Abstract

We present a concept of a wide-angle, lightweight, optical see-through head-mounted display (HMD) using free-form optics tiling. Free-form optics tiling can potentially address several critical problems in existing tiled HMD designs that use rotationally symmetric optics. The optical design of our tiled optical see-through HMD achieves a field of view (FOV) of 56 ° × 45 ° and an angular resolution of 3.2 arcmin with two display channels. We demonstrate a proof-of- concept prototype and present some of its manufacturing details. The FOV can be further enlarged by tiling more display channels together at their bottom and side surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(080.2205) Geometric optics : Fabrication, injection molding
(330.7322) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, accommodation

History
Original Manuscript: December 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 4, 2011
Published: May 31, 2011

Citation
Dewen Cheng, Yongtian Wang, Hong Hua, and Jose Sasian, "Design of a wide-angle, lightweight head-mounted display using free-form optics tiling," Opt. Lett. 36, 2098-2100 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-11-2098


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