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21 June 2019 NewSight Reality Inc. (NSR) novel transparent optical module for augmented reality eyewear
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Proceedings Volume 11062, Digital Optical Technologies 2019; 110620D (2019) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2531774
Event: SPIE Digital Optical Technologies, 2019, Munich, Germany
Abstract
NewSight Reality’s (NSR’s) novel, patent pending AR Transparent Optical Module (TOM) that addresses many limitations of today’s AR devices like size, weight, light and energy efficiency, transparency with the ability to be embedded within ophthalmic lens is disclosed. NSR’s’ transformational design replaces the light engine and optical engine with a single multilayer hermetically sealed transparent module. TOM comprises a proprietary transparent Light Engine (that uses a TOLED, OLED or iLED) and a proprietary Micro-Lens Array (MLA) Optical Engine to project digital information from an image source to the eye of a user. The proprietary near eye display is see-through and preferably utilizes pixels and subpixels 5 microns or less in size. The micro-lens array is a proprietary design that collimates light from the pixels and projects a retinal image with a resolution of 1-2 arc minutes. TOM is hermetically sealed with a flexible multilayer coating that makes it resistant to sweat and environmental conditions. One of the main advantages of TOM is that it is a single thin, lightweight module. The innovation can have a thickness ranging between 1.0mm and 2.0 mm, weight of ~ 2 grams, transparency greater than 80% with light efficiency reaching the pupil of the eye that is very high due to near eye location of TOM. This enables low power and long battery life. TOM can be curved to the front surface base curve of an ophthalmic lens and can be integrated into an eyewear lens for monocular or binocular AR/MR eyewear. Optical Modeling using Zemax ray tracing confirms that this technical approach can result in highly efficient, high image quality AR.
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Svetlana Samoilova, Amitava Gupta, Ron Blum, and Igor Landau "NewSight Reality Inc. (NSR) novel transparent optical module for augmented reality eyewear", Proc. SPIE 11062, Digital Optical Technologies 2019, 110620D (21 June 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2531774
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