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CORNING, NY, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Corning Incorporated (:GLW) today announced the launch of a new glass composition to advance the development of diffractive augmented and mixed reality waveguides (AR/MR) for portable devices. The optical advancements inherent in glass take the augmented reality experience to the next level with larger, clearer digital content that creates more engaging and immersive user experiences.

Corning’s Advanced Optics business efficiently delivers high-quality glass that has been designed, measured and cut to meet exact customer needs with unique end-to-end solutions, enabling advancements in the AR/MR market for nearly 100 years. ‘a decade. The new 2.0 High Index Lens joins the company’s AR/MR portfolio, which also includes 1.8 and 1.9 high index compositions.

New High Refractive Index Glass 2.0 from Corning Advanced Optics will enable a wider field of view (FOV) and improved optical clarity, including best-in-class light transmission for the blue wavelength in wearable devices AR/MR. Compared to glass compositions with lower refractive index values, OEMs can achieve a superior field of view with fewer pieces of glass, enabling lighter, sleeker, and more economical helmet designs. Corning’s Glass 2.0 composition, along with its comprehensive solutions for flatness metrology and precision glass laser cutting, will bring the AR/MR industry one step closer to mass consumer adoption. . Corning Glass 2.0 is available in wafer diameters of 150mm, 200mm and 300mm and in a range of thicknesses with industry-leading geometric tolerances.

“Our new High Index Glass 2.0 exemplifies Corning’s commitment to providing advanced glass solutions for augmented reality applications,” said David Velasquez, vice president and general manager of Corning Advanced Optics. “Our technologies bring the details below the surface to life. Over the next few years, through new glass compositions, support capabilities, and innovative solutions, Corning will help enable the adoption of AR in our daily lives.

The launch of this new composition builds on Corning’s leadership in glass and ceramic science, optical physics and its proprietary manufacturing platforms. This expertise has enabled the company to be the first to market ultra-flat, high-index glass wafers for leading consumer electronics companies seeking AR/MR waveguide devices.

“These headsets require very precise, very flat glass in the eyepiece for a wide field of view and superior image quality, and our deep knowledge of glass allows Corning to drive innovation in this application space” , Velasquez continued.

Corning will present its new 2.0 glass composition at SPIE AR | VR | MR and SPIE Photonics West event in San Francisco from January 24-28.

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Corning ( is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science, with 170 years of experience in life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and improve people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investments in RD&E, a unique combination of materials and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are world leaders in their industries. Corning’s capabilities are versatile and synergistic, enabling the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while helping its customers seize new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning’s markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive and life sciences.

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