WaveOptics has designed a simple manufacturing process, which enables our waveguides to be mass manufactured at low cost. We use standard tools along step and repeat processes to ensure that low-cost manufacture is possible.
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WaveOptics has invested significantly in nano-fabrication facilities and we have established two separate supply chains – one for mass production and one for R&D. Our mass production manufacturing line must remain stable with minimal change to maintain consistency and throughput.
R&D requires a facility that is flexible and can readily change process parameters. We work with several European partners who offer the required technical agility to evaluate new ideas.
Mass production of waveguides on wafers
Wafers are coated and cured
Individual waveguides are cut from their fabrication wafers
Individual waveguides (red & blue) brought together
Tinted to enhance augmented reality images
All waveguide assemblies are tested for accuracy and optical performance