Thin optics for transparent displays- BC-500

Genre de projet: Recherche
Discipline(s) souhaitée: Génie - informatique / électrique, Génie, Informatique, Sciences mathématiques
Entreprise: FORM
Durée du projet: Flexible
Preferred start date: As soon as possible.
Langue exigée: English
Emplacement(s): Vancouver, BC, Canada; Canada
Nombre de postes: 1
Niveau de scolarité désiré: CollègeÉtudes de premier cycle/baccalauréatMaîtriseDoctoratRecherche postdoctorale
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Au sujet de l’entreprise: 

Founded in 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, FORM is the sports technology company behind the FORM Swim Goggles, a pair of premium swim goggles with a see-through, augmented-reality display that delivers performance metrics in real time. FORM (www.formswim.com) is a sports technology company with a simple mission: to break down the barriers between what swimming is and what it could be.

Veuillez décrire le projet.: 

This project involves simulating, prototyping and analyzing holographic optical elements for use in transparent head mounted displays.

As part of the project, the intern will be expected to perform optical simulations of diffractive and/or holographic waveguide arrangements, using software such as Lumerical or other equivalent Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation software, coupled with ray-tracing optics simulations in Optics Studio to determine the best tradeoffs between multiple constraints.  These constraints include manufacturing cost and complexity, reducing unwanted visual artifacts, field of view and colour constancy. 

The student will also write literature reviews of related work.  Also, the internship will involve experimental validation of their simulation results using an optical test bench and fabricated waveguides, writing reports, and presenting findings. 

Expertise ou compétences exigées: 

  • Have optical engineering/engineering physics or similar background
  • Comfortable with using Zemax or equivalent lens design software
  • Fluent in Matlab/Octave, C++, and/or Python
  • Some experience in holographic/diffractive optics, and Lumerical or equivalent FDTD software
  • Some exposure to image processing