Custom Diffractive Waveguides

High Quality Custom Diffractive Waveguides

At Holographix, we work closely with our customers to assist them in the development of custom diffractive waveguide-based solutions from concept to production. At the heart of each solution is one or more custom state-of-the-art replicated diffraction gratings. Holographix differentiates itself from the competition by offering:


Holographix’ ability to produce custom diffractive waveguides is unrivaled due to our unique ability to create customized grating profiles and reproduce them with high fidelity.


Holographix has successfully completed numerous complex diffractive waveguide projects for our customers over the past 10 years.


Our structured development philosophy,coupled with our engineering expertise, ensures manufacturable solutions.

Ramp to Production:

Our manufacturing processes are readily scalable to meet your volume production requirements.

Manufacturing Excellence:

High quality, custom diffractive waveguides with repeatable performance! Holographix is ISO 9001-2015 certified, and proudly manufactures all optical components in the USA.

Heads-Up Display (HUD) SEM of Blazed Grating SEM of Coarse Binary Grating SEM of Slanted Grating

Diffractive Waveguide Applications:

  • Avionics
  • Military Ground-based Vehicles
  • Consumer
  • Enterprise
  • Gaming
  • Solar Power

Diffractive Waveguide Use Cases:

  • Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs)
  • Head-Worn Displays (HWDs)
  • Head-Up Displays (HUDs)
  • Augmented Reality (AR) Systems
  • Mixed Reality (MR) Systems
  • Personal Informative, Wearable Displays

Why Choose Holographix as your Diffractive Waveguide Supplier?

Holographix has extensive experience building diffractive waveguides and has worked with, or is currently working with, many of the pioneers in this market. Holographix’ build-to-specification philosophy allows each of our customers to leverage our waveguide fabrication expertise for their specific application.

Holographix has significant experience in the following areas:

Fabrication of single and multi-substrate (laminated) waveguide configurations

Fabrication of color waveguide configurations

Manufacturing of large area (>300mm) slanted and blazed gratings

Custom thin-film coatings: Beamsplitter, Mirror, Anti-reflective, Variable Transmission

Precision grating-to-grating alignment

Precision grating-to-substrate alignment

Multiple proprietary replication materials

Manufacturing from prototype to production quantities

Holographix' Diffractive Waveguide Manufacturing Capabilities:

The range of custom diffractive waveguide specifications that we can support include:

Specifications Capabilities
Waveguide size:  up to 350 mm square
Grating pitch: down to 200 nm
Diffractive grating profile: binary, blazed, slanted, sinusoidal
Grating-to-Grating alignment: <30 arc sec
Grating-to-Substrate alignment: <30 arc sec
Waveguide wedge: <5 arc sec
Wavefront: <λ/8 P-V/inch
Optical transmission: >99% from 420 nm to 2.2 um
Temperature range: -50° C to 100° C
Chemical resistance: most common solvents


Diffractive Waveguides Brochure


Whether you require a custom diffractive waveguide or an entire diffractive waveguide-based assembly, please contact us with your questions and requirements, and we will be happy to assist you.