Slim near-eye display using pinhole aperture arrays

K. Akşit, J. Kautz, and D. Luebke, “Slim near-eye display using pinhole aperture arrays,” Applied Optics, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 3422–3427, 2015.



author = {Kaan Ak\c{s}it and Jan Kautz and David Luebke}, 
journal = {Appl. Opt.}, 
keywords = {Apertures; Vision - binocular and stereopsis ; Computational imaging},
number = {11}, 
pages = {3422--3427}, 
publisher = {OSA},
title = {Slim near-eye display using pinhole aperture arrays}, 
volume = {54}, 
month = {Apr},
year = {2015},
url = {},
doi = {10.1364/AO.54.003422},
abstract = {We report a new technique for building a wide-angle, lightweight, thin-form-factor, cost-effective, easy-to-manufacture near-eye head-mounted display (HMD) for virtual reality applications. Our approach adopts an aperture mask containing an array of pinholes and a screen as a source of imagery. We demonstrate proof-of-concept HMD prototypes with a binocular field of view (FOV) of 70\&\#xB0;\&\#xD7;45\&\#xB0;, or total diagonal FOV of 83\&\#xB0;. This FOV should increase with increasing display panel size. The optical angular resolution supported in our prototype can go down to 1.4\&\#x2013;2.1 arcmin by adopting a display with 20\&\#x2013;30\&\#xA0;\&\#x3BC;m pixel pitch.},

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