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Moscone West
San Francisco, California, United States
2 - 4 February 2020
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Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in AR, VR, MR 2020

AR VR MR 2020 Call for Papers: Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing, part of the AR VR MR 2020, co-located with Photonics West

New! Call for Papers. Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) systems are poised to become the next computing and communication platforms, replacing the ailing desktops and laptops devices, and even the now aging tablets and smartphones. The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and engineers to discuss their work in this rapidly changing field.

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Abstracts Due
24 July 2019

Author Notification
30 September 2019

Topics include

Papers can include research in any optical system, subsystem, or technological building block to enhance the AR, VR, or MR experience in a Head Mounted Display (HMD).

Novel display engines and imaging systems (panel and scanners)
Combiner optics and related architectures (free space, lightguide, waveguide)
3D display techniques, technologies and architectures (varifocal, multifocal, lightfield, holographic, volumetric)
Human perception and user experience in immersive displays
Optical sensors for eye, gaze, pupil and vergence tracking
Optical sensors for depth mapping and gesture sensing (stereo, structured illumination, TOF, etc.)
Optical sensors for 6DOF head tracking and SLAM-relocalization

2020 Student Optical Design Challenge

Apply to the 2020 Student Optical Design Challenge, part of the  Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in AR, VR, MR 2020 conference

Papers submitted to the Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in AR, VR, MR Conference (AVR01) may be eligible to apply to the 2020 Student Optical Design Challenge and win financial awards. The challenge consists of manuscript review, onsite poster, and oral "pitch" presentation reviews. Judges will review the optical design and the resulting optical specs (including tolerancing), as well as the actual work.

The challenge provides a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate design creativity skills and gain exposure to some of the industry’s top companies.

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Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in AR, VR, MR 2020 Chairs

Bernard Kress, Microsoft HoloLens

Bernard Kress,
Microsoft HoloLens (United States)

Christophe Peroz, Magic Leap

Christophe Peroz,
Magic Leap (United States)

Program Committee

Martin S. Banks, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Jannick P. Rolland, The Institute of Optics (United States)
Michael V. Bove, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Fernando Mendoza-Santoyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
Pablo Benítez, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Andreas G. Georgiou, Microsoft Research Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Weichuan Gao, Facebook Technologies, LLC (United States)
Julie L. Bentley, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Mary Lou Jepsen, Openwater (United States)
Hong Hua, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Zhujun Shi, Harvard Univ. (United States)
Michael P. Browne, SA Photonics, Inc. (United States)

2019 Optical Design Challenge Sponsors

Microsoft Hololens Google Amazon Optimax
Huawei Applied Materials
Synopsys Zemax Carl Zeiss LightTrans