Abstract

Almost 50 years ago, with the goal of registering dynamic synthetic imagery onto the real world, Ivan Sutherland envisioned a fundamental idea to combine digital displays with conventional optical components in a wearable fashion. Since then, various new advancements in the display engineering domain, and a broader understanding in the vision science domain have led us to computational displays for virtual reality and augmented reality applications. Today, such displays promise a more realistic and comfortable experience through techniques such as additive lightfield displays, holographic displays, always-in-focus displays, discrete multiplane displays, and varifocal displays.

© 2017 Optical Society of America

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