Artificial materials for developing low-cost optical devices

■ Engineering & Technology / Artificial materials for developing low-cost optical devices New research demonstrates macroscale materials having optical properties that are modifiable by mechanical compression, paving the way for industrial-scale production of advanced optical devices. The study—“Scalable variable-index elasto-optic metamaterials for macroscopic optical components and devices”—published in Nature Communications was carried out by a group of researchers including Dr. Kyoungsik Kim of Yonsei University. They developed a method to build large, low-cost, and mass-producible advanced optical devices by using an artificial material called “metamaterial” that changes its refractive index when subjected to mechanical stress. This material was used to demonstrate two macroscopic-scale optical devices … Continue reading Artificial materials for developing low-cost optical devicesRead More →