Want to integrate nanoscale optical components in your innovative products such as cameras, displays or sensor systems? Imec helps you with the full development process.
For centuries, optical instruments remained bulky and expensive. They were produced by refining mechanical parts, usually in glass, that manipulate the light in order to sense, measure, make projections, ...
It’s only recently that there’s an alternative for this traditional approach: flat optics delves into the toolbox of the semiconductor industry to create nanostructures that fulfill optical functions such as focusing and color splitting – at a wavelength scale and with visible as well as infra-red light.
Imec is ready to help you with the development and integration of such flat optics components in its state-of-the art cleanrooms. And we can guide you towards large-scale manufacturing.
The main advantage of flat optics is its compactness compared to traditional macro-optics. Moreover, because flat optics components are processed using well-established techniques from the microchip industry such as lithography and thin-film deposition, manufacturing becomes cheaper and easier to upscale.
Some other advantages are:
The miniaturization of optical components enables their integration into complex systems-on-chip. This opens the door to product innovations in markets such as:
At imec, we support the full development of flat optics components such as filters, polarizers and lenses. Based on your requests, we:
In our 200- and 300-mm cleanrooms, we are able to:
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