June 2020

Shaping of light with tools such as custom metasurfaces can create beams tailored for specific purposes, like the twisted OAM modes shown in this artist’s rendering.

Structured Light: Tailored for Purpose

Andrew Forbes

An emerging toolkit is enabling the shaping of light for a wide variety of applications, in domains ranging from basic science to manufacturing to communications.

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