Cell Phone

  • 3-D Facial Recognition
  • Dot pattern creation
  • Spectrometer
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • 3D Teleconferencing

Defense & Industrial

  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Novel point detection sensors
  • Fiber Optics: telecom pattern on end of fiber
  • Optical bus/data transfer

Bio and Microscopy

  • UV Sterilization
  • Lab-on-a-fiber: In body detect of disease
  • Structured illumination
  • Phase Plates
  • Hadamard Transform Optics

Solutions – Consulting & Design Services

MagAssemble’s patented PTNM™ manufacturing process creates gratings to meet your needs for prototyping or production.

Nanoscale Sensors Smaller & Cheaper

  • Chemical, Biological, Optical
  • Micro-drone detectors for chemical, biologic and radioactive agents
  • Electro Optical and IR sensors
  • 3D facial recognition
  • Lab on the end of a fiber for healthcare
  • Improved fabrication and detection for micro-fluidics
  • 3D for Facial Recognition and LIDAR

Nanoscale Sensors

Diffractive optics is a way to structure light as part of a dot projector for facial recognition and for use in autonomous vehicles.
Here the pattern of dots and their reflection allow reconstruction of depth. While an array of emitters (like VCSEL’s) can create a few dots, a 2D diffraction pattern can multiply light from each VCSEL by a factor that creates many dots from a single emitter, reducing the number of emitters to cover the necessary field of view.

Improving Imaging

  • Multispectral & Hyperspectral Imaging – Lightweighting optical elements and components: biochemical, atmospheric and geosciences
  • Structured Light Scanners – Double resolution at similar magnification for passive or active 3-D scanners
  • Electro Optical and IR sensors
  • Chromatic aberration is caused by different colors focusing at different depths with respect to a CCD. In order to correct for chromatic effects, in cell phones for example, stacks of as many as 6 separate lenses are created with different indices of refraction (call achromats).
  • Appropriate 2D diffractive pattern can be created and attached to an existing lens, or in-place of a lens (a so-called meta surface lens), providing the same or better aberration reduction with a shorter lens stack that takes up less space.
  • Key here is low cost sub-micrometer 2d diffractive optics patterning. Similarly, diffractive optics could be used to enhance the depth of field (f/#) and light transmission efficiency, with a smaller diameter lens.

Better Communication

Fiber Optics

Patterning on the end of a fiber for telecom wavelengths


LED, Photodetectors and Microcontrollers (MCU)
Micro-drone swarms
Healthcare: more reliable machine-to-machine (M2M) communication without radio frequency interference of sensitive electronic