PolarEyes Sensing Unveiled

A new polarization technology that brings entirely new forms of sensing into compact footprints.

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Gemini Selectable Illuminator Optics

Switchable illuminators increase application reach for depth sensing while keeping manufacturing simplicity and 2x smaller form factor.

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Transforming optical sensing

Metalenz’s multifunctional optics enable entirely new forms of sensing to be achieved at mobile form factors and price point.

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Enabling the future of optics in the semiconductor foundry

Metalenz technology is produced at the wafer-scale using the same semiconductor foundries that make image sensors and illumination sources—disrupting the conventional supply chain.

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Reducing complexity with improved performance

A single thin meta-optic can outperform a stack of refractive lenses and provide significant system-level performance and cost advantages.

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Metalenz is commercializing its revolutionary metasurface technology and transforming optical sensing in consumer electronics and automotive markets. Built on a foundational innovation in meta-optics from Harvard University, Metalenz’s technology enables significant reduction in the complexity and size of optical modules while improving system performance and moving optics manufacturing into the semiconductor foundry.

News & Events

  • Metasurfaces Come to the Market

    June 29, 2022

    Optica :: In the past decade, academic research labs have published increasingly dazzling results demonstrating the rich potential of metasurfaces. These planar materials, decorated with collections of nanostructures and nanopatterns, can shape and direct light in intricately engineered ways, doing the heavy lifting of multiple optical components in a single 2D surface.
    In principle, these accomplished engineered surfaces could radically reduce system size and complexity in a range of applications. But impressive as they’ve been in the lab, the use of metasurfaces in actual commercial devices has always seemed just out of reach—something that would happen at some point in the future, perhaps, but not quite today.
    Now Metalenz, an early-stage company spun out of the research group of Optica Fellow Federico Capasso at Harvard University six years ago—says it has crossed that threshold. 

  • World’s First Metasurface for Consumer Electronics Makes Commercial Debut

    June 16, 2022

    Laser Focus World :: A recently announced partnership between Metalenz and STMicroelectronics marks optical revolutions for the 3D sensor market.

  • Metalenz and STMicroelectronics Deliver World’s First Optical Metasurface Technology for Consumer Electronics Devices.

    June 9, 2022

    Metalenz metasurfaces are now on the market through its partnership with STMicroelectronics, marking the introduction of this revolutionary optical technology in real-world devices.

    Boston, MA and Geneva, Switzerland – June 9, 2022 – Metalenz, the first company to commercialize meta-optics, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announce that ST’s currently released VL53L8 direct Time-of-Flight (dToF) sensor is the highly anticipated market debut of the meta-optics devices developed through their partnership, which was disclosed in June 2021.