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.Learn More
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.
Innovative metasurface technology from Metalenz is enabling a new generation of products for the mobile device industry.
Metalenz is working with leading companies in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to supply them with meta-optics that provide system-level advantages over traditional optics.
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Metalenz Expands Leadership Team in Response to Growing Demand for Its Breakthrough Metasurface OpticsJuly 20, 2022
Press Release :: Two new appointees will accelerate the launch of next generation metasurface optics for advanced sensing applications.
Boston, MA – July 20, 2022 – Metalenz, the first company to commercialize meta-optics, today announces the appointment of Lars Johnsson Vice President of Product, Marketing and Business Development and Hao Zhou as Head of Sales in Asia.
July 6, 2022
Photonics Online :: Recently, much ado has been made about metasurface lenses. They’re incredibly compact and are increasingly producing high-quality images. What’s more, they can be made alongside semiconductors on-site in the very same foundries. That’s what Metalenz has hooked onto. They’ve established a partnership with STMicroelectronics to streamline their supply chain and, for the first time, bring metasurface optics into consumer products on a large scale.
I recently chatted with Metalenz CEO Robert Devlin, who cofounded the company alongside Harvard University Professor of Applied Physics Federico Capasso, about the company’s beginnings, how its business partnership evolved, the challenges of integrating into consumer products, and what he believes is the future of metasurface optics.
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.