Shapeshifting Metasurfaces for Chemically Selective Augmented Reality
The project proposes to realize the first shapeshifting optical metasurface that changes its functionality on-demand and adapts to changing external conditions. The metasurface may work as a chemically selective lens that allows transmission only of the spectral fingerprint of a specific molecule in the mid-IR wavelength range. The same metasurface can later be turned into an adaptive lens for focusing and detection under the skin. For such an ambitious goal, a radically new approach is needed.