6 April 2017 Near-to-eye electroholography via guided-wave acousto-optics for augmented reality
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Abstract
Near-to-eye holographic displays act to directly project wavefronts into a viewer’s eye in order to recreate 3-D scenes for augmented or virtual reality applications. Recently, several solutions for near-to-eye electroholography have been proposed based on digital spatial light modulators in conjunction with supporting optics, such as holographic waveguides for light delivery; however, such schemes are limited by the inherent low space-bandwidth product available with current digital SLMs. In this paper, we depict a fully monolithic, integrated optical platform for transparent near-to-eye holographic display requiring no supporting optics. Our solution employs a guided-wave acousto-optic spatial light modulator implemented in lithium niobate in conjunction with an integrated Bragg-regime reflection volume hologram.
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Sundeep Jolly, Sundeep Jolly, Nickolaos Savidis, Nickolaos Savidis, Bianca Datta, Bianca Datta, Daniel Smalley, Daniel Smalley, V. Michael Bove, V. Michael Bove, } "Near-to-eye electroholography via guided-wave acousto-optics for augmented reality", Proc. SPIE 10127, Practical Holography XXXI: Materials and Applications, 101270J (6 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2250582; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2250582
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