NIL Technology ApS

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NIL Technology ApS
Haldor Topsøes Allé 1
Kongens Lyngby

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Moritz Schmidlin • NIL Technology
NILT metalens imaging demonstrations
icon_in-person.svgIn Person: Wednesday, 31 January 2024 • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Demo Area 2 (Hall D)
See live demos of the high-precision imaging performance and simplicity of NILT solutions: meta lenses, eye-tracking camera, iTOF systems, dot projectors for automotive sensing, and AR waveguides.


07 December 2023
Record-setting performance of transmit metalenses
Copenhagen, Denmark, October 05, 2023 – NIL Technology (NILT), a leader in advanced optical solutions, is announcing a portfolio of metalens-based transmit-optics with record-setting performance. The portfolio includes two-in-one dot projectors, diffusers, polarization-sensitive optics, and application-specific solutions. All the transmit optics announced consist of a single nano-structured surface and work with non-collimated light sources. Applications that benefit from this innovation include automotive driver monitoring systems, short-distance Lidar, 3D sensing (iTOF and dTOF), biometrics, face recognition, and autonomous vehicle safety and navigation. The metalens-based dot-projectors consist of a single surface that collimates the light and projects the dot patterns. Delivering the functionality with a single surface enables compact dot-projector modules. The dot-projectors have more than 70% efficiency and less than 10% dot-uniformity-error. The metalens-based diffusers offer a wide field of illumination while delivering high efficiency and pronounced batwings at higher illumination angles. The diffusers are notable in the absence of a 0th-order transmission peak. The polarization-sensitive optics enable applications to leverage the emerging VCSELs with polarization control. Furthermore, the meta optics platform can be customized for application-specific illumination profiles. NILT's transmit-optics metalenses are customizable, and parameters such as the field of illumination, batwing heights, the dot spacing, and tiling in the dot pattern can be designed specifically to customers' requirements. Metalenses offer a host of advantages over conventional refractive lenses. Metalenses, the revolutionary flat lens technology, offers significant advantages over conventional refractive lenses. In narrowband applications, such as VCSEL-illuminated applications, one metalens can replace 6 to 8 refractive surfaces, leading to ultra-compact modules that are also simpler to assemble. Metalenses can deliver multiple functionalities from a single meta surface, such as collimation and dot generation, leading to simpler modules and higher assembly yield. In near-infrared, the metalenses are constructed using silicon-on-glass, which delivers thermal stability 100 times better than plastic lenses. Metalens technology brings the precision and process control of lithographic techniques to optics, delivering superior tolerance control resulting in minimal part-to-part variation in mass production. Vertical integration delivers higher performance and faster time to market NILT's vertical integration delivers fast turnaround times for prototypes, customized solutions to meet customers' exact needs, and mass production capacity. Our solutions are powered by our in-house proprietary design algorithms, unique mastering capabilities, and wafer-level replication processes. The vertical integration enables rapid prototyping, which helps our customers quickly find the technology product fit while eliminating the need to work with the CMOS fab processing eco system. NILT can deliver prototype parts in 8 weeks and rapidly iterate with our customers to meet the exact demands of any application. We deliver the prototype parts from our facilities in Europe and our mass-production parts from our factory in Malaysia. Vertical integration also means our designs are inherently designed for mass production, considering the mastering and nano-replication processes. Our electron beam lithography mastering, and in-house wafer-based processing deliver consistent "as-built" part performance, leading to higher application-level performance. "NILT is your one-stop-shop for all your meta optics needs. Our versatile metalens technology can be customized to the application's specific needs. We control everything in-house, from design to product shipment, and can deliver products to our customers' specifications quickly. Additionally, NILT's fabrication services can take your design, prototype it, and mass produce It." says Theodor Nielsen, CEO, and founder of NILT. For inquiries, please contact: Brian Orr, VP Sales or Dr. Ulrich Quaade, Head of Optics at
31 January 2024
metaEye™ ultra-compact metalens camera for eye-tracking at booth #3279 (recommend scheduling a meeting time)
Visit us at Booth #3279 to see the metaEye NIL Technology (NILT), a leader in advanced optical solutions, is announcing metaEye™ an ultracompact metalens-based camera with applications for eye-tracking, smart locks, biometrics, SLAM and ubiquitous sensing across a range of applications including gaming, presence detection, and smart appliances. This revolutionary metalens camera uses a patent-pending lens architecture only possible with metalenses to deliver an ultra-compact form factor, good performance, and environmental robustness. “This transformative metaEye™ design concept truly reveals the power of metalenses and will set new standards in the field of compact cameras and Rx modules for sensing and machine vision applications.” Ulrich Quaade Head of Optics, NIL Technology
31 January 2024
Revolutionary and record setting metalens-systems - 5 demos at our booth #3279
NIL Technology (NILT), a leader in advanced optical solutions, will be demonstrating five demo-systems at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, US. The demo systems are: 1. revolutionary, all metalens, ultra-compact camera optimized for eye-tracking 2. indirect time-of-flight (iTOF) system with a dual meta-surface Rx lens 3. single-surface 2-in-1 dot-projector for driver-monitoring and depth-sensing 4. metalens operated in narrowband visible wavelength 5. optical waveguide for Augment Reality (AR) glasses. Schedule a time for 1:1 demonstrations. Space is limited.