UNC Chapel Hill deformable beamsplitter for full focus in a wide field of view

Posted by – June 22, 2018

The University of North Carolina (UNC) showed a display prototype based on its patent-pending deformable beamsplitter, which is able to provide a full range of focus in a wide field of view (FOV). The display inherits the wide FOV from traditional beamcombiner displays but by dynamically changing the curvature of the half-silvered membranes, researchers are able to set the focus at any depth within the viewing range of a typical 20 year-old. This single optical element technology is designed to make augmented- and mixed-reality displays feasible in the near future by enabling comfortable viewing experiences in a simple design.

Filmed at the I-Zone demo and prototype area at SID Display Week, the world’s largest and best exhibition for electronic information display technology.