Computational Holographic Displays and AR Applications

Hakan Urey

( Koç University, Turkey)

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Date: November 2, 2022


Augmented reality and metaverse applications hold great promise for the future of human computer interaction. Computer generated holography (CGH) displays can be the ultimate display technology, which can provide true 3D with all the required depth cues for various AR and other applications. Currently, there are challenges related to spatial light modulators, coherent light sources, and computational requirements. ML based algorithms recently improved the image quality and defocus properties of holograms quite substantially.  In this talk, I’ll describe the challenges and recent progress in CGH displays. I’ll also discuss the applications of holography in head-worn displays, head-up displays for cars, and vision simulators used before cataract surgeries.

Further Information:

 Hakan Urey is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Koç University, Istanbul-Turkey. He received the BS degree from Middle East Technical University and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology all in Electrical Engineering. He worked for Microvision and played a key role in the development of MEMS scanners and laser beam scanning systems. His research interests are MEMS, optical sensors, holography, and augmented reality displays. He is the inventor of more than 60 patents, all of which were licensed by more than 10 companies and led to 5 spinoff companies from his lab. He published about 200 papers, gave more than 50 invited talks at conferences, and received numerous awards and grants including European Research Council Advanced Grant. He is a fellow of OPTICA and a member of Science Academy in Turkey.


Created: Thursday, November 10th, 2022