Holographic optical elements based on edge-lit holograms

Wei-Chia Su, Ming Hsun Tsai, Hiu Tzu Lin

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A holographic optical element (HOE) simultaneously accompanied with light guiding and beam shaping function is implemented with edge-lit holograms in this study. This holographic optical element is generated in a polymer-dispersed- liquid-crystal (PDLC) film with 20μm thickness. In the holographic reconstruction process of the HOE, the wavefronts emitted from the light source will propagate to the HOE and a quasi collimation diffraction beam can be obtained from this device. We demonstrate two applications of edge-lit HOE in this study. One demonstration is a head-mounted display (HMD) system, and the other is an illumination device for display holograms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Modelling and Design II
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 12
EventOptical Modelling and Design II - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 2012 Apr 162012 Apr 19

Publication series

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


OtherOptical Modelling and Design II

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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