Design of a wearable wide-angle projection color display

Yonggang Ha, Hong Hua, Ricardo Martins, Jannick Rolland

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In this paper, we investigate the design and fabrication of ultra-light weight projection lenses for color wearable displays. Driven by field of view requirements from 40 degree to 90 degrees, we employed the combination of plastic, glass, and diffractive optics to yield <10g optics per eye. The approach centers on the use of projection optics instead of eyepiece optics to yield most compact and high image quality designs. The implementation of the fabricated 52 degrees lens in a teleportal head-mounted display and remote collaborative environment is demonstrated. We also present the design results for a 70 degrees design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2002 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2002Jun 5 2002


  • Diffractive optics
  • HMD
  • Lens design
  • Projection lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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