Pupil-aware Holography
DescriptionHolographic displays promise to deliver unprecedented display capabilities in augmented reality applications, featuring wide field of view, wide color gamut, spatial resolution and depth cues all in a compact form factor. While emerging holographic display approaches have been successful in achieving large etendue and high image quality as seen by a camera, the large etendue also reveals a problem that makes existing displays impractical: the sampling of the holographic field by the eye pupil. Existing methods have not investigated this issue due to the lack of displays with large enough etendue, and, as such, they suffer from severe artifacts with varying eye pupil size and location.

We show that the holographic field as sampled by the eye pupil is highly varying for existing display setups, and we propose pupil-aware holography that maximizes the perceptual image quality irrespective of the size, location and orientation of the eye pupil in a near-eye holographic display. We validate the proposed approach both in simulations and a prototype holographic display configuration, and show that our method significantly outperforms existing approaches.
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Technical Papers
TimeTuesday, 6 December 202210:00am - 12:00pm KST
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