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Workshops at SPIE AR VR MR 2020

Now is the time to develop your workshop
Sign up today to teach a workshop at SPIE AR VR MR, a great way to get in front of your customers. If you are working in the field of XR hardware, this is the place for you. Workshops range from 30 minutes to 2-hours. Courses range from 2-hour, half-day, full-day and two-day formats.

If you are interested in holding a workshop (or take one!) email innovation@spie.org

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Upcoming Workshop

Bharath Rajagopalan
Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) for Near-to-Eye Display Applications

Bharath Rajagopalan
Director, Strategic Market Development at STMicroelectronics

This workshop, chaired by Bharath Rajagopalan, Ph.D., will cover a variety of topics for LBS in XR:
• LBS near-to-eye systems design and considerations - scanning mirrors, illumination source and optics design, principles of operations etc.
• Design and applications of illumination source, specifically, ultra-compact, low threshold, low power laser diode module designs
• Relay and combiner optics, specifically, diffractive and reflective waveguide design
• Diffractive waveguide manufacturing considerations with LBS
• Smart glasses design with LBS
• Mixed reality headset design with LBS

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30-Minute to 2-Hour Workshops from last year

  Free to attend
Digilens: Spatial Mapping of Refractive Index Modulation for Improved AR Holographic Waveguide Manufacture
WaveOptics: Building a mass manufacturing capability for augmented reality waveguides
 • The Future of Traditional is Virtual: AR/VR/MR Technologies Moving into the Mainstream
Smart Goggles for Swimming: Bringing AR into the Water
 • Design Considerations for Rapid Prototype Freeforms for AR/VR Applications
VividQ: Computer Generated Holography for AR--from Star Wars dream to commercial applications
From Virtual to Indistinguishable: How Disruptive Technologies will Enhance our Simulated Experiences
You Can Have It All: A Novel Waveguide Technology
Systematic Design Approach for Lightguide Devices for AR/VR Applications in VirtualLab Fusion
Invention to Impact
Market Outlook & Implications for Sales & Marketing
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If you are interested in holding a workshop in 2021, email innovation@spie.org

Courses at AR VR MR

  Additional registration and fees required for course takers
 • Introduction to VR, AR, MR and Smart Eyewear: Market Expectations, Hardware Requirements and Investment Patterns
 • Design Techniques and Applications Fields for Digital Micro-optics
 • Optical Technologies and Architectures for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)
 • Head-Mounted Display Requirements and Designs for Augmented Reality Applications

Courses at Photonics West that might also interest you

  Additional registration and fees required for course takers
 • Intro to Optical Alignment Techniques
 • Understanding Diffractive Optics
 • Polarized Light and Optical Design
 • Meta-Lenses
 • Optics for Digital Cameras
 • View the list of available courses at Photonics West