Akonia Holographics is pioneering the world’s first commercially available volume holographic reflective and waveguide optics for transparent display elements in smart glasses. Volume holography offers a unique combination of performance, transparency and low cost that will revolutionize the smart glass display industry. With its ultra-clear, full-color performance, Akonia’s HoloMirrorTM technology enables the thinnest, lightest head worn displays in the world. Looking forward, Akonia has already defined the technology required to achieve future improvements including even greater field-of-view (FOV) and light efficiency.

Akonia competes on five primary performance metrics:

  • Full color (RGB)
  • Efficiency
  • Transparency
  • High Field-of-View (FOV)
  • Production Cost

Utilizing only a single layer of media, volume holography not only produces the thinnest full-color head worn display optic possible today, but also dramatically reduces overall system complexity. Our experience, IP portfolio and proprietary media combine to create a platform that can produce customized optical elements for a wide variety of smart glass display architectures. Using a fundamentally different approach than thin holography or surface relief gratings, Akonia’s HoloMirrorTM allows for dramatically higher performance than any holographic element in the past.).


Akonia’s Tapestry® holographic photopolymer media has become the standard for holographic media around the world. Akonia had a major breakthrough in holographic polymer development over the last 2 years, and has advanced holographic media performance by more than a factor of 6 over the last two years, enabling new world record bit density demonstrations using Akonia’s newest prototype drives. Akonia also works with select development partners on customizing media for various specialized applications. The newest media formulations make holographic data storage more practical than ever before. Akonia is open to developing new opportunities with strategic partners with an interest in various applications of holographic photopolymer media. Please contact us for additional information.

Akonia acquired the entire holographic media manufacturing line that was developed and built by Maxell media in the late 2000’s. This equipment has the capability to manufacture over 10,000 disks per month while maintaining the strictest quality control.



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405nm Tunable Lasers (40mW)
Photopolymer Lenses
Arbitrary Gradient Index Structures