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Title: Optical panel system including stackable waveguides

An optical panel system including stackable waveguides is provided. The optical panel system displays a projected light image and comprises a plurality of planar optical waveguides in a stacked state. The optical panel system further comprises a support system that aligns and supports the waveguides in the stacked state. In one embodiment, the support system comprises at least one rod, wherein each waveguide contains at least one hole, and wherein each rod is positioned through a corresponding hole in each waveguide. In another embodiment, the support system comprises at least two opposing edge structures having the waveguides positioned therebetween, wherein each opposing edge structure contains a mating surface, wherein opposite edges of each waveguide contain mating surfaces which are complementary to the mating surfaces of the opposing edge structures, and wherein each mating surface of the opposing edge structures engages a corresponding complementary mating surface of the opposite edges of each waveguide.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Dunkirk, MD)
  2. (Manorville, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
919900
Report Number(s):
7,298,947
US patent application 11/714,338
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY
Sponsoring Org:
United States Department of Energy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English