Abstract

We describe a device which has the potential to be used both as a virtual image display and as a backlight. The pupil of the emitted light fills the device approximately to its periphery and the collimated emission can be scanned both horizontally and vertically in the manner needed to illuminate an eye in any position. The aim is to reduce the power needed to illuminate a liquid crystal panel but also to enable a smooth transition from 3D to a virtual image as the user nears the screen.

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2009 (1)

2008 (2)

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, and R. Häussler, “A new approach to electro-holography for TV and projection displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 38(1), 1224–1227 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

T. Levola, “Novel diffractive optical components for near to eye displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 37(1), 64–67 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

T. Oguchi, M. Hayase, and T. Hatsuzawa, “Micromachined Display Device Using Sheet Waveguide and Multicantilevers Driven by Electrostatic Force,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 52(4), 984–991 (2005).
[Crossref]

Y. Amitai, “A two-dimensional aperture expander for ultra-compact, high-performance head-worn displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 36(1), 360–363 (2005).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

Y. Takeuchi, T. Nanataki, and I. Ohwada, “Tiled display utilizing ceramic actuators for large area flat panels,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 32(1), 470–473 (2001).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

X. Zhou and E. Gulari, “Waveguide panel display using electromechanical spatial modulators,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 29(1), 1022–1025 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

A. R. L. Travis, “The display of three-dimensional video images,” Proc. IEEE 85(11), 1817–1832 (1997).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

1990 (1)

Aiki, K.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Akutsu, K.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Amitai, Y.

Y. Amitai, “A two-dimensional aperture expander for ultra-compact, high-performance head-worn displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 36(1), 360–363 (2005).
[Crossref]

Bathiche, S.

Buczynski, R. R.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Emerton, N.

Ezra, D.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Frese, I.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Fütterer, G.

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

Gulari, E.

X. Zhou and E. Gulari, “Waveguide panel display using electromechanical spatial modulators,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 29(1), 1022–1025 (1998).
[Crossref]

Harrold, J.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Hatsuzawa, T.

T. Oguchi, M. Hayase, and T. Hatsuzawa, “Micromachined Display Device Using Sheet Waveguide and Multicantilevers Driven by Electrostatic Force,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 52(4), 984–991 (2005).
[Crossref]

Häussler, R.

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, and R. Häussler, “A new approach to electro-holography for TV and projection displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 38(1), 1224–1227 (2007).
[Crossref]

Hayase, M.

T. Oguchi, M. Hayase, and T. Hatsuzawa, “Micromachined Display Device Using Sheet Waveguide and Multicantilevers Driven by Electrostatic Force,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 52(4), 984–991 (2005).
[Crossref]

Holliman, N. S.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Kasztelanic, R.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Klotzbucher, T.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kufner, S.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kuwahara, M.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Large, T.

Leister, N.

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, and R. Häussler, “A new approach to electro-holography for TV and projection displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 38(1), 1224–1227 (2007).
[Crossref]

Levola, T.

T. Levola, “Novel diffractive optical components for near to eye displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 37(1), 64–67 (2006).
[Crossref]

Matsumura, I.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Mukawa, H.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Nakano, S.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Nanataki, T.

Y. Takeuchi, T. Nanataki, and I. Ohwada, “Tiled display utilizing ceramic actuators for large area flat panels,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 32(1), 470–473 (2001).
[Crossref]

Ogawa, M.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Oguchi, T.

T. Oguchi, M. Hayase, and T. Hatsuzawa, “Micromachined Display Device Using Sheet Waveguide and Multicantilevers Driven by Electrostatic Force,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 52(4), 984–991 (2005).
[Crossref]

Ohwada, I.

Y. Takeuchi, T. Nanataki, and I. Ohwada, “Tiled display utilizing ceramic actuators for large area flat panels,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 32(1), 470–473 (2001).
[Crossref]

Omar, B. A.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Reichelt, S.

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

Sagan, A.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Schwerdtner, A.

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, and R. Häussler, “A new approach to electro-holography for TV and projection displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 38(1), 1224–1227 (2007).
[Crossref]

Shapiro, L. S.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Szoplik, T.

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Takeuchi, Y.

Y. Takeuchi, T. Nanataki, and I. Ohwada, “Tiled display utilizing ceramic actuators for large area flat panels,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 32(1), 470–473 (2001).
[Crossref]

Travis, A. R. L.

Woodgate, G. J.

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

Yoshida, T.

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Zhou, X.

X. Zhou and E. Gulari, “Waveguide panel display using electromechanical spatial modulators,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 29(1), 1022–1025 (1998).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. (1)

T. Oguchi, M. Hayase, and T. Hatsuzawa, “Micromachined Display Device Using Sheet Waveguide and Multicantilevers Driven by Electrostatic Force,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron. 52(4), 984–991 (2005).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Proc. IEEE (1)

A. R. L. Travis, “The display of three-dimensional video images,” Proc. IEEE 85(11), 1817–1832 (1997).
[Crossref]

Proc. SPIE (1)

R. R. Buczynski, S. Kufner, R. Kasztelanic, A. Sagan, I. Frese, T. Klotzbucher, and T. Szoplik, “Polymer-based pixel matrix display in MOEMS technology,” Proc. SPIE 5455, 36–43 (2004).
[Crossref]

Sharp Tech. J. (1)

D. Ezra, G. J. Woodgate, B. A. Omar, N. S. Holliman, J. Harrold, and L. S. Shapiro, “New autostereoscopic display system,” Sharp Tech. J. 62, 10–14 (1995).

SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers (7)

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, and R. Häussler, “A new approach to electro-holography for TV and projection displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 38(1), 1224–1227 (2007).
[Crossref]

A. Schwerdtner, N. Leister, R. Häussler, S. Reichelt, G. Fütterer, and A. Schwerdtner, “Eye-tracking solutions for real-time holographic 3-D display,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Amitai, “A two-dimensional aperture expander for ultra-compact, high-performance head-worn displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 36(1), 360–363 (2005).
[Crossref]

T. Levola, “Novel diffractive optical components for near to eye displays,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 37(1), 64–67 (2006).
[Crossref]

H. Mukawa, K. Akutsu, I. Matsumura, S. Nakano, T. Yoshida, M. Kuwahara, K. Aiki, and M. Ogawa, “A Full Color Eyewear Display using Holographic Planar Waveguides,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 39(1), 89–92 (2008).
[Crossref]

Y. Takeuchi, T. Nanataki, and I. Ohwada, “Tiled display utilizing ceramic actuators for large area flat panels,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 32(1), 470–473 (2001).
[Crossref]

X. Zhou and E. Gulari, “Waveguide panel display using electromechanical spatial modulators,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers 29(1), 1022–1025 (1998).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

A. Cameron, “Optical Waveguide Technology & Its Application In Head Mounted Displays,” Proc. SPIE 8383A, paper 13 (2012).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Each time the guided ray reflects off the grating, part is diffracted out. Emission from the rod scans left/right; emission from the slab scans up/down

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Emission from the rod reflects off the large mirror, back through the rod and into the slab.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Image captured by a camera at infinite focus with 2 mm diameter stop placed close to the light-guide. Image has been digitally rotated and cropped.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Photograph of light-guide with surface diffuser.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Illuminate the liquid crystal panel with collimated light and each eye will see a small part of the image. The position of the illuminated parts will move as ray direction scans.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

We propose time-multiplexing a convergent fan of rays by switching gratings in and out of the evanescent field while the guided ray is scanned.

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