Holographic see-through displays

Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Colton Bigler, Craig Draper, Micah Mann

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


See-through displays, including head-up displays (HUD) and augmented reality (AR) displays, allow the viewer to see both the natural world and a projected image thanks to a combiner element. To offer larger field of view (FOV) and an increased eye box, holographic combiners have been used in the past. Most recently, a new type of combiner has been developed using waveguide and edge-lit holograms. The waveguide is used to recirculate the light several times while it propagates inside the material by total internal reflection (TIR). The edge-lit holograms are used to inject, redirect, and extract the image inside the waveguide. Holograms are particularly well suited for see-through applications since they are light, thin, and can be applied on curve substrate without inducing distortion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging 2019
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580590
StatePublished - May 13 2019
Event2019 Conference on Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, DH 2019 - Bordeaux, France
Duration: May 19 2019May 23 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


Conference2019 Conference on Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging, DH 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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