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Capasso Group Develops Flat Lenses with Same Technology Used to Make Chips

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 5, 2018 — Optics and lenses are everywhere. They’re in laptops, cameras, and telescopes. Focusing the entire visible spectrum with lenses has been a challenge because each wavelength moves through materials at different speeds. Red wavelengths will move through glass faster than blue, so the two colors will reach the same location at different times, which result in different foci. This creates image distortions known as chromatic aberrations. Cameras and optical instruments use multiple curved lenses of different thicknesses and materials to correct these aberrations. Members of the...Read full article

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