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Polarization remote control in 3D

January 31, 2021

Metasurface polarization optics—platforms that can structure light’s polarization point-by-point at the nanoscale—have enabled compact polarization imaging and characterization systems. However, so far these schemes (and conventional polarization optics) can only control incoming polarization in one plane, transverse to the propagation direction. In a recent effort, we have introduced a new class of metasurface polarization optics which can perform parallel processing on incoming light over multiple planes along the propagation direction. After a single interaction with our new devices,...

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Meta-optics for virtual reality

January 30, 2021

Recent breakthroughs in virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) technologies have not only attracted much attention from the scientific and industrial communities but have also piqued the interest of the general public. However, the widespread use of VR/AR devices is hindered by limitations associated with optical elements such as eyepieces, which are not only bulky but also suffer from poor imaging performance. A comfortable VR/AR display that meets the requirements of high quality near-eye imaging is needed. In this...

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Arbitrary polarization conversion using metasurfaces with angle-tunable-birefringence

June 5, 2020

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In this work, we demonstrate a freeform metasurface with novel birefringent properties. Traditionally, birefringence is considered as an intrinsic material property and its behavior typically limited to what is known as linear birefringence. In this work, by using a photonic inverse design approach...

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Two Lasers in One

February 8, 2020

Two lasers

We demonstrated that a single semiconductor laser can produce both an amplitude-modulated and a frequency-modulated frequency comb, revealing a physical relationship between two types of output previously thought to be independent. The physics of the frequency combs is illustrated by an analogy with systems of...

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All-glass, large-diameter metalens working at visible wavelengths made with conventional computer chip manufacturing methods

November 23, 2019

Large metalens

Metalenses are flat lenses that are ultrathin and lightweight, and are typically realized by placing millions to billions of nano-structures on a surface. The large number of structures makes scalability in both size and production scale a major concern. In our recent work, we demonstrate mass-...

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