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Recent progress in Pancharatnam–Berry phase optical elements and the applications for virtual/augmented realities

Yun-Han Lee
  • CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, United States of America
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/ Guanjun Tan
  • CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, United States of America
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/ Tao Zhan
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/ Yishi Weng / Guigeng Liu / Fangwang Gou
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/ Fenglin Peng
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Published Online: 2017-07-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/odps-2017-0010

Abstract

In this review paper,we report recent progress on Pancharatnam-Berry (PB) phase optical elements, such as lens, grating, and deflector. PB lenses exhibit a fast switching time between two or more focal lengths with large diopter change and aperture size, which is particularly attractive for addressing the accommodation mismatch in head-mounted display devices. On the other hand, PB gratings and deflectors offer a large-angle beam deflection with wide acceptance cone and high efficiency, as compared to conventional volume gratings. Such merits provide great advantages for waveguide-coupling augmented reality headsets. Moreover, the thickness of PB optical elements is only a few micrometers, thus they can be conveniently integrated into modern wearable display systems.

Keywords: Liquid-crystal devices; Lens system design

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Received: 2017-06-01

Accepted: 2017-06-05

Published Online: 2017-07-05

Published in Print: 2017-06-27


Citation Information: Optical Data Processing and Storage, Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages 79–88, ISSN (Online) 2084-8862, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/odps-2017-0010.

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