Augmented reality moves closer to reality with new materials
Augmented reality (AR) is working its way into the mainstream. AR glasses are projected to be a $30 billion dollar industry by 2021, as projected by IDC, as technology advances and the commercial applications for AR expand. To propel AR into the future and make the consumer experience more realistic, developers need a glass that widens the field of view (FOV) found in many devices. SCHOTT has recently made a breakthrough that will enhance the AR experience.
Creating a new reality
SCHOTT unveils SCHOTT RealView™, a breakthrough in high-index glass wafers that allows more immersive augmented reality (AR) applications. They are made from optical glass with a high refractive index, enabling a wider field of view (FOV) in AR devices. The geometrical precision of the wafer surface is controlled to unprecedented accuracy, creating superior picture quality with the best contrast and highest definition, enhancing the user experience. SCHOTT is positioned as a global leader in AR materials with its unique fully integrated manufacturing capabilities, the mass production of optical glass, and its capabilities in high-index wafer and tailored optical coatings.