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Harvard’s Metalens Technology Enters Commercial Development


A startup company founded by applied physicists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) intends to transform consumer electronics by introducing a powerful technology for imaging and illumination that could replace conventional lenses with an ultrathin, flat optical microchip.

Harvard’s Office of Technology Development (OTD), which cultivates the University’s industrial research collaborations and oversees technology commercialization, has granted Boston-based Metalenz, Inc. an exclusive, worldwide license to a portfolio of innovations in flat optics developed in the Harvard lab of Federico Capasso. Metalenz made its plans public today and

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