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Artificial reality systems permit the capture of the surrounding environment around a user in three dimensions (3D). They are able to also monitor the direction of the gaze of the user, along with other data about the eyes. Fringe pattern illumination is a crucial element of any depth camera sensor as it reduces aliasing of images. Local devices for area sensing and eye tracking devices that utilize fringe pattern illumination are large, heavy and consume significant energy. Additionally, traditional fringe pattern illumination devices provide limited field of views and an unassailable fringe spacing. Therefore, illumination devices in the prior art may not be sufficiently compacted or dynamically adjustable.
A compact light projection system is described to be used in artificial reality systems, and which outputs fringe patterned light that can be dynamically adjustable. The light projection system comprises one or more switchable fringe patternilluminators . They may be used in the form of a depth camera assembly (e.g. or as part of a headset). The illuminators with a switchable fringe pattern are described in this article provide flexibility by incorporating components that are dynamically adjustable like phase delay devices,coupling controllers, and switchable light sources which can each be adjustable to control the fringe pattern of interferometric illumination.
The switchable fringe pattern illuminator is equipped with an optical path switch (e.g. Mach-Zehnder-interferometer (MZI), an interferometer with multimode (MMI) built-in switch, a ring-resonator-based one and so on.). The optical path switch is configured to receive light and control dynamically an amount of light provided to a first waveguide as well as the amount of light given to a second waveguide. A first projector configured to create a first fringe pattern using light from firstwaveguide. A first fringe pattern is utilized to light a specific portion of a target area. The second projector can be employed to create a second pattern by using light from the secondwaveguide. The second part of the target is illuminated by the second fringe pattern.
Illuminators are a part of a depth camera assembly (DCA). The DCA could generate instructions and give the instructions to the Illuminator. The DCA also has a camera assembly configured to capture images of a portion ofthe target area. The DCA is further configured to calculate depth information based partly on the images that were taken.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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