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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 Course in January

Bernard Kress, Microsof Hololens
Optical Architectures and Technologies for Smart Glasses, AR, VR and MR Headsets
Bernard Kress
Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft / Hololens
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In this course, we will review the latest optical architectures for smart glasses, AR, MR and VR headsets, and list current technology implementation trends for display, imaging and sensing.

Workshops in March 2021

Bharath Rajagopalan
7 MARCH | 8 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Laser Beam Scanning for Near-to-Eye Display Applications

Bharath Rajagopalan
Director, Strategic Market Development at STMicroelectronics

One of the key challenges for augmented reality is the development of ultra-compact, lightweight, low-power near-to-eye display solutions with good image quality. Laser Beam Scanning (LBS) technologies can meet these key requirements and deliver form-factors that enable light weight, fashionable, all-day wearable AR smart glasses with the ability to scale resolution and field-of-view (FoV).

In this preview of the seminar planned for Photonics West 2021, we will briefly highlight the key technologies and solutions behind LBS that enable AR smart glasses, as well as more complex mixed reality HMD devices, including MEMS Micromirror scanners systems, laser diode modules, waveguides and LBS systems design, integration and manufacturing considerations. In the news


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Stefan Morgott
Senior Manager Application Engineering, Osram Opto Semiconductors
Naamah Argaman
Director of Product and Marketing, Applied Materials
Josh Littlefield
EVP North America Sales,
Yun-Cheng Liu Marco Angelici Makoto Masuda
Yun-Cheng Liu
Senior Director, Optical Engine Division, Quanta Computer
Marco Angelici
Director Microactuation BU, STMicroelectronics
Makoto Masuda
COO, Mega1


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
 • Intro to Optomechanical Design
 • Fastening Optical Elements
 • Understanding Diffractive Optics
 • Polarized Light and Optical Design
 • Optics for Digital Cameras
 • View the list of available courses at Photonics West