Research on a surface-relief optical waveguide augmented reality display device

Wenjun Zhang, Zhifeng Wang, Jian Xu

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Abstract

Recently, an optical waveguide display device that has light weight, high transparency, and full color has become more and more popular in the wearable augmented reality display application. But existing waveguide display devices are less than satisfactory because of cost, safety, and mass production. Therefore, a type of surface-relief optical waveguide display device is proposed in this paper. First, the geometrical relationship of a waveguide display device structure is confirmed according to the design method of the optical waveguide display device. Then, the influence of the waveguide structure for the image quality is analyzed, and the rationality of the surface-relief waveguide scheme is verified by simulation. Finally, the prototype of the surface-relief optical waveguide display device with polycarbonate materials, field of view of 38°, thickness of 4.5 mm, and transmittance of about 80% is fabricated and demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3720-3729
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Optics
Volume57
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 2018

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Augmented reality
Optical waveguides
display devices
optical waveguides
Display devices
Waveguides
waveguides
polycarbonates
field of view
Polycarbonates
transmittance
safety
Transparency
Image quality
prototypes
costs
color
Color
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhang, Wenjun ; Wang, Zhifeng ; Xu, Jian. / Research on a surface-relief optical waveguide augmented reality display device. In: Applied Optics. 2018 ; Vol. 57, No. 14. pp. 3720-3729.
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In: Applied Optics, Vol. 57, No. 14, 10.05.2018, p. 3720-3729.

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