High-performance integral-imaging-based light field augmented reality display

Hekun Huang, Hong Hua

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A new design of a head-mounted optical see-through light field display based on integral imaging is proposed to achieve both a wide see-through view and a high resolution light field display over a large depth volume. The design, which incorporates custom-designed freeform optics, a tunable lens and an aperture array, offers a true 3D display view of 30° by 18° in horizontal and vertical directions, respectively, and a crosstalk-free eyebox of 6mm by 6mm. Owning to the capability of dynamically tuning the position of the central depth plane using the tunable lens, the virtual display is able to render the light field of a true 3D scene and maintains the spatial resolution of 3 arc minutes across a depth range of over 3 diopters. Due to the unique design of the freeform eyepiece, the see-through optics provides a field of view of 65° by 40° with an angular resolution as high as 0.5 arc minutes and very low distortion to the see-through view.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Optics for Immersive Displays
EditorsBernard C. Kress, Wolfgang Osten, Hagen Stolle
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618787
StatePublished - 2018
EventDigital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Apr 24 2018Apr 25 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherDigital Optics for Immersive Displays 2018


  • Head-mounted display
  • freeform optics
  • integral-imaging based light field

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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