The Department of Physics & Astronomy hosts guest speaker Anna Clausen ’04, manufacturing technology specialist at 3M. Her presentation is on the topic ‘‘Flat Optics Beyond the Wafer.’’
This lecture will be presented as a Zoom webinar; register online.
Nanostructured surfaces can be used to shape optical wavefronts and have been studied for many decades in academia. 3M is looking to leverage its knowledge in roll-to-roll processing and surface patterning on polymer films to scale up the manufacturing of nanostructured surfaces to advance a variety of products. I will review some current findings from our collaborators at Harvard University as well as some of the technical challenges to scaling up this process.