Microsoft | Diffractive Filtering In Waveguide Display

Patent: Diffractive Filtering In Waveguide Display

Publication Number: 20180341111

Publication Date: 2018-11-29

Applicants: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC

 

Abstract

Examples are disclosed that relate to the use of diffractive filtering in a waveguide display system. One example provides a display system including a light source, a first waveguide configured to conduct light of a first wavelength band from the light source, the first waveguide comprising a first input coupler, a second waveguide configured to conduct light of a second wavelength band from the light source, the second waveguide comprising a second input coupler, and a diffractive filter positioned optically between the first waveguide and the second waveguide, the diffractive filter being configured to diffract light of the first wavelength band and transmit light of the second wavelength band.

BACKGROUND 

An optical display system may utilize one or more waveguides to deliver images to a user’s eye for viewing. In some display devices, different waveguides may be used to deliver different color subframes of an image.

SUMMARY 

Examples are disclosed that relate to the use of diffractive filtering in a waveguide display system. One example provides a display system including a light source, a first waveguide configured to conduct light of a first wavelength band from the light source, the first waveguide comprising a first input coupler, a second waveguide configured to conduct light of a second wavelength band from the light source, the second waveguide comprising a second input coupler, and a diffractive filter positioned optically between the first waveguide and the second waveguide, the diffractive filter being configured to diffract light of the first wavelength band and transmit light of the second wavelength band.

This Summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used to limit the scope of the claimed subject matter. Furthermore, the claimed subject matter is not limited to implementations that solve any or all disadvantages noted in any part of this disclosure.

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