Artificial Compound Eye Developed

Device could be used for 3D location systems for robots, self-driving cars and unmanned aerial vehicles

Flat Lens With a Twist

Stacked bifocal metalenses with controllable focal length and intensity ratio

Eyes for the Red Planet

First images taken by NASA’s Mars 2020 mission will be taken through Jenoptik lenses

Heating Smart Lenses

A new adjustable technique to manipulate light without any mechanical movement

Smart Glasses Recognize Images without Any Sensors

Tiny bubbles and impurities embedded within the glass could bend light in specific ways to differentiate among different images

Corning Celebrates 2 Million Varioptic Lenses

Milestone was driven by an increased demand for liquid lenses

A Compact Full-Stokes Polarization Camera

Portable polarization-sensitive camera could be used in machine vision, autonomous vehicles, security and atmospheric chemistry

Blowing Tiny Optical Lenses

Wafer-level process would allow easy integration into biomedical imaging instruments

How to Bend Waves in the Right Way

A new method to control branched flow of waves

Hot Spots Increase Efficiency of Solar Desalination

Nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation is able to convert more sunlight energy into heat