Ultra-thin (2.5 mm) glasses-form factor VR display supporting 3D holographic images

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PubDate: August 7, 2022

Teams: Stanford University;nvidia

Writers: Jonghyun Kim;Manu Gopakumar (Stanford University);Suyeon Choi (Stanford University);Yifan Peng (Stanford University);Ward Lopes;Gordon Wetzstein (Stanford University)

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Abstract

We present Holographic Glasses, a holographic near-eye display system with an eyeglasses-like form factor for virtual reality. Holographic Glasses are composed of a pupil-replicating waveguide, a spatial light modulator, and a geometric phase lens to create holographic images in a lightweight and thin form factor. The proposed design can deliver full-color 3D holographic images using an optical stack of 2.5 mm thickness. A novel Pupil-high-order gradient descent algorithm is presented for the correct phase calculation with the user’s varying pupil size. We implement benchtop and wearable prototypes for testing. Our binocular wearable prototype provides a diagonal field of view of 22.8°, a 2.3 mm static and 8 mm dynamic eye box, and it supports 3D focus cues, weighing only 60 𝑔, excluding the driving board.

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