Symphotic Structures

David Smith (Inventor), Guillermo Sapiro (Inventor), Daniel Marks (Inventor), Okan Yurduseven (Inventor), Roberto Zecca (Inventor), Patrick Bowen (Inventor), Jonah Gollub (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Systems and methods for designing, optimizing, patterning, forming, and manufacturing symphotic structures are described herein. A symphotic structure may be formed by identifying a continuous refractive index distribution calculated to convert each of a plurality of input reference waves to a corresponding plurality of output object waves. The continuous refractive index distribution can be modeled as a plurality of subwavelength voxels. The system can calculate a symphotic pattern as a three-dimensional array of discrete dipole values to functionally approximate the subwavelength voxels. A symphotic structure may be formed with a volumetric distribution of dipole structures. A dipole value, such as a dipole moment (direction and magnitude) of each dipole is selected for the volumetric distribution to convert a plurality of input reference waves to a target plurality of output object waves.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberUS16/138,961
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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