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Kirigami-inspired technique manipulates light at the nanoscale

July 10, 2018

Folding and cutting thin metal films could enable microchip-based 3-D optical devices.

MIT-Nano-Kirigami_0.jpgAt left, different patterns of slices through a thin metal foil, are made by a focused ion beam. These patterns cause the metal to fold up into predetermined shapes, which can be used for such purposes as modifying a beam of light.

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