Orion™

Meet the World’s Simplest, Most Compact Family of Dot Pattern Projectors.

Metalenz provides the ability to, in a single element, convert a VCSEL array or laser diode into a dot pattern. Metalenz dot projectors can achieve a wide field of view with a high resolution dot pattern.

SIMPLER • BRIGHTER • BETTER

  • Simpler – replaces as many as six optical parts in an illumination system (refractive lenses, mirrors, DOE) with a single meta-optic piece.
  • Smaller – collapses form factor to fit in the tightest of spaces, hiding under screens or in the tiniest of nooks in a phone.
  • Brighter – light projected to where it is needed the most for high resolution constellations or far out distances, balancing performance and power savings.
  • Better – architecture drastically lowers assembly complexity and cost to drive more depth sensing sockets for user authentication and AR/VR.

Orion ComparisonMetalenz


Unknown 2

Front-Facing Dot Projector
(mobile devices)

>50,000 projected dots
Optical module height thin enough for the most advanced mobile devices.
6 to 1 component reduction.
Dramatically easier manufacturing.
Compact, tiny size enables more phone makers to put sensors and cameras, even under-display.

(below measured results from Orion 50)

orion 50

(below measured results from Orion 50, zoomed in)

orion 50 zoom


Unknown 3

World-Facing Dot Projector

2,500 high intensity dots
Delivers more light out and back to the image sensor.
High resolution depth information is made possible at distances of 10 meters or more.
More efficient power consumption.
Enables a new arena for AR in smartphones, head mounted displays, and consumer electronics.

(below measured results from Orion 2.5)

orion25 constellation

Evaluation kits of Orion are now available.  Contact sales@metalenz.com for more information.

ORION™ Press Release