What do I need to use Vuzix Waveguides?
To use Vuzix Waveguides, a developer needs a micro-display with access to a display generator. Your smartphone or computer can act as a display generator. There also need to be collimating lenses to put in front of the display. All this needs to be held together in form of frame, such as with smart glasses, we can prototype quickly for your specific needs.
How will Waveguides benefit me?
Waveguides are immersive but not all-consuming. While other technologies display an opaque image that needs to be removed or positioned to the side while working in the real world, Waveguides are transparent, so the smart glasses do not need to be removed to complete other tasks.
Waveguide Tool Design and Replication
Digital write methods open all new design spaces for Waveguides. From multiple pitches and grating orientations, to control over the duty cycles, to the ability to make complex 3-dimensional structures, Vuzix has the design experience to model, design, manufacture and test designs that would not be possible with a standard interference lithography set-up. Once a mold is created, it is stored as a recipe that can be called up and replicated or iteratively changed as needed.
Once the designs are modeled and the patters are written, Vuzix processes the molds in-house with our custom e-beam etch equipment in our state-of-the art clean room spaces. We take digital binaries and convert them from masks into functional molds.
When it is time to replicate, all the associated processes are also done on-site just outside of Rochester, New York. From customized photopolymers to robot assisted replication processes, Vuzix has the process knowhow to volume produce waveguides.
We can design Waveguide systems to work with almost any projector, across various fields-of-view and any wavelength range. For optimal performance and efficiency, the Waveguide and projector should be designed to function together. At Vuzix, we have experience designing projectors and working with strategic partners to optimize projector designs.
SOME EXAMPLES OF VUZIX WAVEGUIDE CUSTOMIZATIONS