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February 15, 2015

DigiLens Waveguide Optics Used for Digital Night Vision Reduces Bulky Tubes to Eyeglass Form-Factor

SUNNYVALE, CA — Feb. 15, 2015: DigiLens announced an improved eyeglass display, now only 1.2mm thin. This development ushers in a new generation of wearable technology as the eyeglass incorporates DigiLens’ Optical IP Cores who’s Switchable Bragg Grating (SBG) structures expand the display exit pupil both horizontally and vertically in the waveguide.

Funded by USAF, the display also resulted in a 25x25mm eye box, relieving need for user’s eye separation adjustment. Display technology reporter Chris Chinnock said, “This is a significant breakthrough for the future of augmented reality displays. A 1.2mm thick eyepiece is a critical step in creating consumer appeal for personal eyewear.”

Chinnock further noted, “One of the most attractive ways to create an augmented reality image is to simply have a thin, transparent waveguide in front of the eye that can display the desired HD image.” In his Display Daily article, Chinnock said these improvements and compared DigiLens’ SBG waveguide optics with the classical Surface Relief Gratings (SRG) pioneered by Nokia Technologies. SRG waveguide optics was licensed by Microsoft for their HoloLens AR display, but has been criticized by leading technology journalists as having too narrow field of view, insufficient to satisfy AR user interaction requirements.

Dr. Waldern, DigiLens founder and CTO, will present further developments in his forthcoming paper “DigiLens Waveguide Optics for Augmented Reality Applications” on Jun. 15 at the Optical Society of America (OSA) Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

About DigiLens, Inc.
DigiLens, Inc. is the leader in diffractive waveguide optic technology and nanomaterials for augmented and virtual reality applications, serving the aerospace, automotive, government and consumer electronics market. Leveraging a toolbox of optical IP cores, we develop unique optical solutions, performing “optical origami” on some of the toughest display and imaging applications. Our breakthrough technology platform and nanomaterials help deliver the best in class AR and VR displays.

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