Off-axis virtual-image display and camera by holographic mirror and blur compensation

Published on 2018-09-10T17:51:09Z (GMT) by
We propose off-axis virtual-image display and camera systems, which integrates a vertically-standing holographic off-axis mirror, blur-compensation optical systems, and digital imaging devices. In the system, the holographic mirror is used for an off-axis reflector. By combining it with a display unit, off-axis virtual-image display is realized, where the virtual image can be seen behind the upright holographic mirror. Simultaneously, by combination with a camera unit, off-axis camera is implemented, which realizes frontal shooting of objects by a camera placed at an off-axis position. Since both the off-axis display and camera can be implemented by a single holographic mirror, it can be applied to two-way visual-telecommunication system with a thin screen, which implements eye contact and the observer-image distance. A problem of the proposed system is the image blur, which is caused by the chromatic dispersion of the holographic mirror. To solve this, we designed optical blur-compensation systems using a diffractive optical element and a diffuser or a lens. Experimental results verifies the concept of the proposed systems with clarifying the effect of designed blur-compensation methods.

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Nakamura, Tomoya; Kimura, Shinji; Takahashi, Kazuhiko; Aburakawa, Yuji; Takahashi, Shunsuke; Igarashi, Shunsuke; et al. (2018): Off-axis virtual-image display and camera by holographic mirror and blur compensation. The Optical Society. Collection.