Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technologies are new frontiers in the human experience. They have grown in consumer markets, providing novel recreational experiences using handheld devices, headsets, and so on. But we are also experiencing a paradigm shift towards the adoption of AR and VR in a broader application base, including architecture, engineering, healthcare, military and defense, and more.
Optics are central to the AR/VR experience, enabling the user to feel truly immersed in an augmented or virtual space. This is increasingly important in healthcare where students may practice key skills in a simulated environment. Likewise, military personnel can be primed for combat in non-lethal settings using cutting-edge VR headsets.
The challenge with AR/VR optics is mapping the close-up display to a wider field of view without inducing discomfort in the user. Freeform optics and custom optical systems are often deployed for these applications.
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At Optimax, we have years of experience supporting manufacturing teams in critical application areas with high-performance optical coatings based on a range of technologies, including ion beam sputtering, plasma ion-assisted deposition, reactive evaporation, coating uniformity correction, low-stress coatings, and environmentally-sensitive glass coatings.
At Optimax, we are manufacturing the future, creating the highest precision freeform optics underlying high-tech systems in key markets and applications. We offer rapid and expedited delivery upon request and are committed to our customers in the long term.
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