Optimizing image quality for holographic near-eye displays with Michelson Holography

We introduce Michelson holography (MH), a holographic display technology that optimizes image quality for emerging holographic near-eye displays. Using two spatial light modulators (SLMs), MH is capable of leveraging destructive interference to optically cancel out undiffracted light corrupting the observed image. We calibrate this system using emerging camera-in-the-loop holography techniques and demonstrate state-of-the-art 2D and multi-plane holographic image quality.

Authors: 
Suyeon Choi (NVIDIA, Stanford University)
Jonghyun Kim (NVIDIA, Stanford University)
Yifan Peng (Stanford University)
Gordon Wetzstein (Stanford University)
Publication Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021