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1. US20170299864 - WAVEGUIDES WITH EXTENDED FIELD OF VIEW

Office
United States of America
Application Number 15097661
Application Date 13.04.2016
Publication Number 20170299864
Publication Date 19.10.2017
Grant Number 09791703
Grant Date 17.10.2017
Publication Kind B1
IPC
G02B 27/01
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups G02B1/-G02B26/119
01Head-up displays
G02B 5/18
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
5Optical elements other than lenses
18Diffracting gratings
G02B 27/22
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups G02B1/-G02B26/119
22for producing stereoscopic or other three-dimensional effects
G02B 27/44
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups G02B1/-G02B26/119
42Diffraction optics
44Grating systems; Zone plate systems
G02F 1/29
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
1Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating or modulating; Non-linear optics
29for the control of the position or the direction of light beams, i.e. deflection
G02B 27/00
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups G02B1/-G02B26/119
CPC
G02B 27/0172
GPHYSICS
02OPTICS
BOPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
27Optical systems or apparatus not provided for by any of the groups G02B1/00 - G02B26/00, G02B30/00
01Head-up displays
017Head mounted
0172characterised by optical features
Applicants MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors Tuomas Vallius
Jani Tervo
Title
(EN) WAVEGUIDES WITH EXTENDED FIELD OF VIEW
Abstract
(EN)

An input-coupler of an optical waveguide couples light corresponding to the image and having a corresponding FOV into the optical waveguide, and the input-coupler splits the FOV of the image coupled into the optical waveguide into first and second portions by diffracting a portion of the light corresponding to the image in a first direction toward a first intermediate-component, and diffracting a portion of the light corresponding to the image in a second direction toward a second intermediate-component. An output-coupler of the waveguide combines the light corresponding to the first and second portions of the FOV, and couples the light corresponding to the combined first and second portions of the FOV out of the optical waveguide so that the light corresponding to the image and the combined first and second portions of the FOV is output from the optical waveguide. The intermediate-components and the output-coupler also provide for pupil expansion.


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