Flat Lens.

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  1. BR-549

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  2. nsaspook

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    We've known the power of meta-material structures for decades but are just now becoming able to create visible spectrum practical devices.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Veselago
    http://physics.bu.edu/~redner/482/13/averitt-slides.pdf
     
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  3. #12

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    Excellent! I am eager to get my next pair of glasses without the lenses being thicker than 5mm.
    Where should I send the prescription?
     
  4. DickCappels

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    Hilarious:

    "Shapes on the surface of this lens are smaller than the wavelength of light involved: a thousandth of a millimetre."
     
  5. WBahn

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    At the bottom of the article it notes that they previously worked with infrared, so that might be were that figure comes from. You can always count on a reporter to get the facts wrong.
     
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