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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2035–2037

Method of achieving a wide field-of-view head-mounted display with small distortion

Jianming Yang, Weiqi Liu, Weizhen Lv, Daliang Zhang, Fei He, Zhonglun Wei, and Yusi Kang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2035-2037 (2013)

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We present a method of achieving a wide-angle, lightweight, optical see-through, distortion-free head-mounted display (HMD) by using two similar ellipsoids. An HMD that achieves a single channel field-of-view (FOV) of 120°×120° with a 6 mm eye box and a total binocular FOV of 160°×120° with an 80° field overlap is designed as an example. This method can solve the complex tiling problem and the distortion problem of other catadioptric structures. This structure is used to offset distortion and correct aberrations.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(330.7322) Vision, color, and visual optics : Visual optics, accommodation

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2013
Published: June 4, 2013

Jianming Yang, Weiqi Liu, Weizhen Lv, Daliang Zhang, Fei He, Zhonglun Wei, and Yusi Kang, "Method of achieving a wide field-of-view head-mounted display with small distortion," Opt. Lett. 38, 2035-2037 (2013)

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