NIL Technology sees rising demand for products used in AR/VR/MR headsets; technology applied in several brand name demonstrators

Copenhagen, Denmark, 06 October 2021. NIL Technology (NILT), a leader in modern optical solutions, is seeing rapid growth in its augmented-, virtual-, and mixed reality offerings. NILT provides solutions that meet the precision, scalability, and versatility demanded by AR/VR/MR display and sensing sub-systems, and as a result, the number of AR/VR/MR customers building products with NILT’s technology is growing quickly.

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Tilted SEM of blazed grating: Blazed grating with perfectly flat blaze surface, minimal anti-blaze, and excellent uniformity.

NILT develops technologies for head-mounted displays and optical components for 3D sensing. Being a modern optics solutions company, NILT works with the AR/VR/MR industry at many levels. Leading AR headset providers use NILT’s display products, and the technology is used in several demonstrators from undisclosed brand names.

NILT has AR/VR/MR customer engagements that benefit from the in-house mastering processes to provide extreme control and accuracy of features and gratings used to define input-, expander-, and output gratings in displays. Diffractive gratings are designed and optimized in close dialogue with customers to provide the highest possible display performance. NILT provides masters made according to customer specifications. NILT supports the entire journey from development to mass production with its masters and sub-masters technologies. In addition, NILT works across the industry with material and tool providers to deliver scalable solutions for mass production.

“At NILT, we have more than 15 years of experience in developing high precision nanostructured masters. We make masters with 1D and 2D binary gratings, blazed- and slanted gratings, all seamlessly integrated into one master. This way, we give our customers unmatched design freedom when developing their display solutions”, says Brian Bilenberg, founder and EVP Mastering at NILT.

More than one technology

As a vertically integrated, modern optics company, NILT provides optical solutions for various applications, such as NIR and SWIR 3D sensing, with diffractive optical elements (DOE) and meta optical elements (MOE). DOE and MOE 3D sensing allows for highly precise and energy-efficient sensing, critical in future AR applications.

The AR/VR/MR master technical specification sheets can be found here: AR spec sheet. Recent announcements on DOE and MOE solutions can be found at NIL Technology introduces flat, multifunctional optics platform for 3D sensing and LiDAR applications, and NIL Technology launches flat NIR metalenses ready for mass production.

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About NILT  

NIL Technology (NILT), founded in 2006, is an optical solutions company designing, developing, and manufacturing optical elements and components using high-precision nanoscale features. The company is backed by several industry-independent investors: Jolt Capital, NGP Capital, Swisscanto, Vaekstfonden, and the European Innovation Council (EIC). NILT creates competitive advantages with flat optics in optical applications for 3D sensing, consumer electronics, machine vision, autonomous vehicles, telecommunication, and AR/VR/MR displays; all solutions made by diffractive optical elements (DOE) and metalenses/meta optical elements (MOE). NILT is based in Denmark and has offices in Switzerland, Sweden, and the US. Visit us at 

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