Meta-optics achieves RGB-achromatic focusing for virtual reality


Zhaoyi Li, Peng Lin, Yao-Wei Huang, Joon-Suh Park, Wei Ting Chen, Zhujun Shi, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Ji-Xin Cheng, and Federico Capasso. 2021. “Meta-optics achieves RGB-achromatic focusing for virtual reality.” Science Advances, 7, 5. Publisher's Version
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Virtual and augmented realities are rapidly developing technologies, but their large-scale penetration will require lightweight optical components with small aberrations. We demonstrate millimeter-scale diameter, high-NA, submicron-thin, metasurface-based lenses that achieve diffraction-limited achromatic focusing of the primary colors by exploiting constructive interference of light from multiple zones and dispersion engineering. To illustrate the potential of this approach, we demonstrate a virtual reality system based on a home-built fiber scanning near-eye display.
Last updated on 01/27/2021