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1. WO2017131983 - MIXED ENVIRONMENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND WAVEGUIDE CROSS-COUPLING SUPPRESSORS

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CLAIMS

1. An optical device, comprising:

a first waveguide having a first input region for receiving input light into the first waveguide and a first output region for emitting a first output light from the first waveguide, the first waveguide reflecting a first predetermined wavelength range of the input light within the first waveguide towards the first output region, the first waveguide having a first pass-through region for emitting the input light;

a first stacked structure for receiving the input light from the first pass-through region, the first stacked structure suppressing the first predetermined wavelength range from the input light to emit a first filtered light, wherein suppressing the first predetermined wavelength range includes absorbing and reflecting light within the first predetermined wavelength range;

a second waveguide having a second input region for receiving the first filtered light into the second waveguide and a second output region for emitting a second output light from the second waveguide, the second waveguide reflecting a second predetermined wavelength range of the first filtered light within the second waveguide towards the second output region, the second waveguide having a second pass-through region for emitting the first filtered light;

a second stacked structure for receiving the first filtered light from the second pass-through region, the second stacked structure configured suppressing the second predetermined wavelength range from the first filtered light to emit a second filtered light, wherein suppressing the second predetermined wavelength range includes absorbing and reflecting light within the second predetermined wavelength range; and

a third waveguide having a third input region for receiving the second filtered light into the third waveguide and a third output region for emitting a third output light from the third waveguide, the third waveguide reflecting a third predetermined wavelength range of the second filtered light within the third waveguide towards the third output region.

2. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the first output region, second output region, the third output region, and a lens emitting light of a field-of-view are aligned to emit a combined output light that includes the first output light, second output light, the third output light, and the light of the field-of-view.

3. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the first predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

4. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the second predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

5. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the third predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

6. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the first stacked structure comprises: an input pigmentation layer for absorbing light within the first predetermined wavelength range;

an output antireflective film; and

a retardation film between the output antireflective film and the input pigmentation layer, wherein the retardation film is configured to provide a predetermined retardation value.

7. The optical device of claim 6, wherein the predetermined retardation value is within a threshold level of 270 degrees or 90 degrees.

8. The optical device of claim 1, wherein the second stacked structure comprises:

an input pigmentation layer for absorbing light within the second predetermined wavelength range;

an output antireflective film; and

a retardation film between the output antireflective film and the input pigmentation layer, wherein the retardation film is configured to provide a predetermined retardation value.

9. The optical device of claim 8, wherein the predetermined retardation value is within a threshold level of 270 degrees or 90 degrees.

10. An optical device, comprising:

a first waveguide having a first input region for receiving input light into the first waveguide and a first output region for emitting a first output light from the first waveguide, the first waveguide reflecting a first predetermined wavelength range of the input light within the first waveguide towards the first output region, the first waveguide having a first pass-through region for emitting the input light;

a first stacked structure for receiving the input light from the first pass-through region, the first stacked structure including a first bandpass filter layer substantially filtering light at wavelengths below a second predetermined wavelength and above a third predetermined wavelength to emit a first filtered light;

a second waveguide having a second input region for receiving the first filtered light into the second waveguide and a second output region for emitting a second output light from the second waveguide, the second waveguide reflecting the second predetermined wavelength range of the first filtered light within the second waveguide towards the second output region, the second waveguide having a second pass-through region for emitting the first filtered light;

a second stacked structure for receiving the first filtered light from the second pass-through region, the second stacked structure including a second bandpass filter layer substantially filtering light at wavelengths above and below the third predetermined wavelength range to emit a second filtered light; and

a third waveguide having a third input region for receiving the second filtered light into the third waveguide and a third output region for emitting a third output light from the third waveguide, the third waveguide reflecting the third predetermined wavelength range of the second filtered light within the third waveguide towards the third output region.

11. The optical device of claim 10, wherein the first output region, second output region, the third output region, and a lens emitting light of a field-of-view are aligned to emit a combined output light that includes the first output light, second output light, the third output light, and the light of the field-of-view.

12. The optical device of claim 10, wherein the first predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

13. The optical device of claim 10, wherein the second predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

14. The optical device of claim 10, wherein the third predetermined wavelength range comprises a first range including 460 nm, a second range including 525 nm, or a third range including 617 nm.

15. The optical device of claim 10, wherein the first stacked structure comprises:

an input antireflective layer;

a first selective wavelength retardation film adjacent to the first antireflective layer, the wavelength retardation film providing a predetermined retardation value;

a second selective wavelength retardation film, the second selective wavelength retardation film providing the predetermined retardation value, the first bandpass filter layer positioned between the first selective wavelength retardation film and the second selective wavelength retardation film; and

an output antireflective film adjacent to the second selective wavelength retardation film.