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1. (WO2018226485) COUCHE D'ARRIÈRE-PLAN PHOTOCHROMIQUE POUR AMÉLIORATION D'IMAGE DE RÉALITÉ AUGMENTÉE
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What is claimed is:

1. An imaging structure apparatus, comprising:

a first waveguide;

a second waveguide spaced from the first waveguide, the first waveguide comprising a first surface of the imaging structure and the second waveguide comprising a second surface of the imaging structure, wherein the first surface is disposed opposite the second surface;

an input coupling region corresponding to a first area of the first waveguide and the second waveguide;

an output coupling region corresponding to a second area of the first waveguide and the second waveguide; and

a photochromic material layer disposed on the second surface corresponding to the output coupling region.

2. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the first waveguide comprises:

a first input reflector disposed in the input coupling region of the first waveguide; and

a first output element disposed in the output coupling region of the first waveguide.

3. The apparatus of claim 2, wherein the second waveguide comprises:

a second input reflector disposed in the input coupling region of the first second waveguide; and

a second output element disposed in the output coupling region of the first waveguide.

4. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein a material selected for the first waveguide has a first refractive index and a material selected for the second waveguide has a second refractive index similar to the first refractive index.

5. The apparatus of claim 4, wherein an interstitial space between the first waveguide and the second waveguide has a third refractive index less than the first refractive index and the second refractive index.

6. The apparatus of claim 1 , wherein the input coupling region and a waveguide region of the second surface remain uncoated by the photochromic material layer.

7. A display device apparatus, comprising:

a microdisplay;

imaging optics; and

an imaging structure having an input coupling region, a waveguide region, and an output coupling region, the imaging structure comprising:

a plurality of waveguides aligned in a stacked arrangement, wherein interstitial spaces are disposed between each waveguide; and

a photochromic material layer disposed on a surface of at least one waveguide, wherein the photochromic material layer is disposed on the surface approximating the output coupling region.

8. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the imaging optics are disposed between the microdisplay and the imaging structure.

9. The apparatus of claim 8, wherein the photochromic material layer is disposed on the surface of a waveguide in the stacked arrangement furthest from the imaging optics.

10. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the surface of the waveguide in the stacked arrangement furthest from the imaging optics further comprises the photochromic material layer disposed on an area of the surface approximating the input coupling region.

1 1. The apparatus of claim 10, wherein the surface of the waveguide in the stacked arrangement furthest from the imaging optics further comprises the

photochromic material layer disposed on an area of the surface approximating the waveguide region.

12. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the input coupling region and the waveguide region of the surface remain uncoated by the photochromic material layer.

13. An imaging structure fabrication method, comprising:

fabricating an imaging structure comprising a plurality of waveguides, wherein a first waveguide defines a first surface of the imaging structure and a second waveguide defines a second surface of the imaging structure opposite the first surface;

depositing a mask on the second surface;

patterning the mask to expose an output coupling region of the imaging structure; and

depositing a photochromic material layer on the output coupling region of the second surface.

14. The method of claim 13, wherein the photochromic material layer is deposited by a chemical vapor deposition process.

15. The method of claim 13, wherein the photochromic material layer is deposited by a physical vapor deposition process.