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2 - 4 February 2020
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Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing in AR, VR, MR 2020

Optical Architectures for Displays and Sensing, Sunday 2 February, part of the AR VR MR 2020.

New 2020 Technical Session
Plan to attend this new academic session at the AR VR MR conference. The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in this rapidly advancing field of virtual reality.

One day of talks, over four rooms, posters, and a Optical Design Challenge—this is a powerful day of reserach and networking.

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Manuscripts Due
8 January 2020

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Prices increase 17 January

Post-deadline Abstracts
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Sunday Talks—Parallel Sessions across four rooms, in these areas:

Human Factors in AR/VR
Improvement of Waveguide Combiners for AR
Novel AR Optical Architectures
Visual Comfort in AR
AR/VR Display Optics Measurements and Analysis
Sensors for AR/VR Headsets
AR Display Building Blocks
Fabrication Processes, Materials, and Design Tools for AR
Applied AR/VR
New Technologies in VR
Optical Design Challenge Presentations
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2020 Student Optical Design Challenge

2020 Student Optical Design Challenge, Sunday 2 February 2020.

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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Digital Optics 2020 Chairs

Bernard Kress, Microsoft HoloLens

Bernard Kress,
Microsoft HoloLens (United States)

Christophe Peroz, Magic Leap

Christophe Peroz,
Magic Leap (United States)

Executive Organizing Committee

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

2019 Optical Design Challenge Sponsors

2020 Sponsors announced soon

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