Optics is an essential part of our everyday lives, ranging from high-speed internet connection to eyesight correction. Lenses are the key component is all such functions and as the requirements for optics become more and more dynamic, so must the materials.
What is happening now
Current efforts to improve advance optics is focused on quantum physics or through complex lens systems with composite lenses. The responsive properties of smart materials such as liquid crystals can acts an actuator, sensor and lens within a single-material.
Our Vision for our Research
Our current research is aimed towards showing complex yet easily controllable and adjustable optical behaviour in liquid crystal surfaces and within liquid crystal free-standing films.