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$100 Bill to Be Safeguarded with Photonics Technology

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Microlenses within the paper will provide a new layer of security against counterfeiting.

Michael A. Greenwood

In an effort to get ahead, and to stay ahead, of increasingly sophisticated counterfeiters, the US government is looking to a refractive lens technology that will provide additional security for the $100 bill. Each C-note will display an image — exactly what image remains under wraps — that slides around the surface of the bill in a way that is sure to grab attention. “It’s rather eye-catching. You start playing with this material like it’s a video game,” said Douglas Crane, vice president of Crane & Co., a Dalton, Mass., company that manufactures all of the paper used for US...Read full article

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