DOI: 10.1002/adom.202302794 ISSN: 2195-1071

A Review on Reconfigurable Metalenses Revolutionizing Flat Optics

Svetlana Nikolaevna Khonina, Muhammad Ali Butt, Nikolay Lvovich Kazanskiy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Metalenses (MLs), representing a groundbreaking paradigm shift within the realm of optics, have ushered in a transformative era in the ability to manipulate and harness the power of light. Diverging from the conventional approach reliant on curved surfaces to bend light, MLs harness intricate arrays of minuscule nanostructures to exert precise control over the phase and amplitude of incident light waves. This revolutionary technology bestows a plethora of advantages, including the creation of ultra‐compact optical systems, the enhancement of focusing capabilities to unprecedented levels, and the capability to rectify optical aberrations in a significantly thinner and more lightweight form factor. MLs have discovered a multitude of applications spanning diverse fields, from imaging and photography to augmenting reality and refining medical devices. They stand as a beacon of hope for reshaping the landscape of optical systems, courtesy of their remarkable adaptability and exceptional performance. As the evolution of MLs forges ahead, they hold immense potential to transcend the boundaries of what can be accomplished in the domain of light‐based technologies. This review presents the recent advances in reconfigurable MLs and their applicability to imaging systems.

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