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    Special Events: Panels, Posters, and a One-day Workshop

    SPIE AR, VR, MR Digital Forum attendees have the opportunity to join live special events — such as panels, workshops, and networking sessions — in an online, interactive format. Paid conference registration is required to access all special events.

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    Panel Discussion: The Development of XR Hardware Standards

    Edmund Passon
    Sunday 28 March  | 5 - 6 PM Pacific Time
    The Development of XR Hardware Standards

    Edmund Passon
    Co-CEO at Compound Photonics

    The high demand for Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality are forecast to continue in the next five years. The adoption rate has been accelerated as the technologies became more valuable for companies to conduct business and operations during the pandemic.

    To realize the true potentials of AR/VR/MR, Edmund Passion will moderate a panel of industry experts and thought leaders on how the stakeholders in the ecosystem can work together on standardization that can cater to the multiple disciplines involved.

    Panel Discussion: Optical Engines for AR

    Kevin Curtis
    Monday 29 March  | 6 - 7 PM Pacific Time
    Optical Engines for AR

    Kevin Curtis
    Senior Director, Distinguished Fellow of Advanced Optics at Magic Leap

    Kevin Curtis will moderate a panel on SLM based scanning "display". This will be an important and exciting discussion about advantages and constrains of laser, µLED, and other light engines for head mounted displays.

    Here is a sample of questions to the panel:

     • What are the current optical engines technologies out in the market now and what do you think will be the technology of choice in 7 years?
     • What are the most important factors to consider when you chose the optical engine technology to go into a Facebook AR product?
     • What were the reasons for choosing LCoS in your optical engine for your current product?
     • What are the potential advantages of uLED approach for AR?
     • What were the major reasons for Hololens to change from LCoS to laser scanning in your products?

    Speakers

    Zine Bouhamri Nada O'Brien Qiming Li
    Zine Bouhamri
    Technology & Market Analyst, Displays at Yole Développement

    Nada O'Brien
    Technology Development, Oculus, Facebook Reality Labs
    Qiming Li
    Founder and CEO at JBD, micro-LEDs for near-eye and image projection applications
    Bernard Kress, Microsof Hololens
    Bernard Kress
    Partner Optical Architect at Microsoft Hololens

    Invited Talks followed by a panel: The Future of XR Adoption

    Maria Pace
    Tuesday 30 March  | 6 - 7 PM Pacific Time
    The Future of XR Adoption

    Maria Pace
    Sr. Hardware Engineer Architect Microsoft / Hololens

    The high demand for Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality are forecast to continue in the next five years. The adoption rate has been accelerated as the technologies became more valuable for companies to conduct business and operations during the pandemic.

    To realize the true potentials of AR/VR/MR, Edmund Passion will moderate a panel of industry experts and thought leaders on how the stakeholders in the ecosystem can work together on standardization that can cater to the multiple disciplines involved.

    One-Day Workshop on Laser Beam Scanning for Near Eye Displays

    Bharath Rajagopalan
    Wednesday 31 March | 8 AM - 5:30 PM Pacific Time
    Optical Design Considerations for Scanning Displays

    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 devices with the ability to scale resolution and field-of-view (FoV).

    In this workshop we will 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, optics, opto-electronics, photonics, waveguides and LBS systems design, integration and manufacturing considerations.

    Speakers

    Juuso Olkkonen Stefan Morgott Boris Greenberg
    Juuso Olkkonen
    CTO and co-founder, Dispelix

    Stefan Morgott
    Sr. Mgr. Application
    Engineering, Osram Opto Semiconductors
    Boris Greenberg
    Co-Founder and CTO, EyeWay Vision
    Joe Kamei Ulrich Hoffmann Pierre Craen
    Joe Kamei
    Senior Managing Director,
    SEIREN KST Corp.
    Ulrich Hoffmann
    Founder and Managing Director, OQmented
    Pierre Craen
    Chief Technology Officer,
    poLight
    Makodo Masuda Yun-Cheng Liu Stefan Alexander
    Makodo Masuda
    COO, Mega1
    Yun-Cheng Liu
    Senior Director, Optic Engine Div., Quanta
    Stefan Alexander
    Google, Director AR Hardwared R&D
    Marco Angelici Headshot coming soon Ned Nestorovic
    Marco Angelici
    Director, MMD BU,
    STMicroelectronics
    Applied Materials
    TBD
    Ned Nestorovic
    President and Chief Optics Engineer, Seattle Photonics

    Schedule

    TimeSpeakerPresentation
    9:00 AM Bharath Rajagopalan
    STMicroelectronics
    Opening address
    9:25 AM Dispelix
    Juuso Olkkonen
    Diffractive waveguides for laser beam scanners
    9:50 AM Boris Greenberg
    EyeWay Vision
    Highly efficient immersive AR glasses using gaze-locked exit pupil steering
    10;15 AM Ulrich Hofmann
    OQmented
    Coming soon
    10:40 AM Stefan Morgott
    OSRAM OS
    Compact RGB Laser Module for AR Smart Glasses
    12:25 PM Pierre Craen
    PoLight ASA Investors
    Ultra compact laser scanner concept Concept of 1D scanning
    12:50 PM Joe Kamei
    SEIREN KST Corp.
    Compact Full Color Optical Engine for Smart Glasses
    BREAK ---
    1:30 PM Stefan Alexander
    Google
    1:55 PM Makodo Masuda
    Mega1
    2:20 PM Yun-Chen Liv
    Quanta
    2:45 PM Ned Nestorovic
    Seattle Photonics
    3:10 PM Marco Angelici
    STMicroelectronics
    3:35 PM TBD
    Applied Materials
    4:00 PM Live Q&A