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Metamaterials & Metasurfaces for Optics and RF: Market, Technologies and Trends 2022

  • Report

  • 80 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Tematys
  • ID: 5674010

Metamaterials and Metasurfaces Have Extraordinary Features That Cannot Be Achieved With Standard Materials

Metamaterials from the Greek word "meta-" (meaning to go beyond), are smart materials engineered to have photonic, acoustic, mechanical or RF properties that are not found in naturally occurring materials. 

They are made by combining and patterning standard materials such as metals or polymers. The materials are usually arranged in repeating patterns, at scales that are smaller than the wavelength.

Metamaterials derive their features not from the properties of the base materials, but from their newly designed structures. Their precise shape, geometry, size, orientation and arrangement gives them their smart properties capable to manipulate electromagnetic waves.

By blocking, absorbing, enhancing, bending waves, they achieve benefits that go beyond what is possible with conventional materials or are unachievable in other ways. They are in essence the materials of the future. 


  • Statistics on currently funded projects and recently submitted patents
  • Key players description
  • Market forecasts up to 2028
  • Comprehensive overview of Metamaterial and Metasurface products
  • Review of currently tested or potentially attractive applications
  • Identification of challenges and bottlenecks
  • Review of most promising upcoming systems/devices

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
  • Report’s objectives
  • Information sources and methodology
  • Scope of the report
  • List of abbreviations
  • Glossary
  • List of companies mentioned in the study
2. From “invisible cloak” Concepts to first real applications
  • Metamaterials for Optics and RF - what does it mean?
  • Abundance of ideas and research
  • From Defense, through RF to Optics
3. SMEs are opening the Market
  • Value chain
  • Market data
  • Funding and key partnerships
  • Funded projects
  • Patents
  • Forecasts
4. Emerging Products
  • Optics
  • RF
  • Other segments (Acoustics, Mechanics)
  • Challenges
5. Big players setting trends in Future Applications
  • Potential disruptions on the Optical market
  • Metalenses in smartphones
  • Meta-components in AR/VR devices
  • Potential disruption on the RF market
  • RIS for 5G/6G systems
6. Conclusions7. Appendices8. About the Publisher

Companies Mentioned

  • Anywaves
  • Carillon Technologies
  • Echodyne
  • Evolv Technology
  • Gapwaves AB,
  • Greenerwave
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Kuang-Chi Group
  • Kymeta Corporation,
  • Lumotive
  • Metalenz
  • MetaPower
  • Metawave Corporation
  • NIL Technology (NILT),
  • Pivotal Commware
  • Antrum Ltd
  • appliedEM innovations
  • BlueHalo
  • Fractal Antenna
  • Systems
  • Isotropic Systems
  • JEM Engineering
  • LongWave Photonics
  • Meta Material Inc.
  • Metaboards
  • Metacept
  • Metamagnetics Inc.
  • Multiwave Technologies AG
  • Nano-Meta Technologies
  • Nanohmics
  • Notch Inc.
  • Phoebus Optoelectronics
  • Plasmonics Inc.
  • Radi-Cool
  • Sensormetrix
  • SI2 Technologies
  • Tesla Dynamic Coils
  • BV
  • Tunoptix
  • Ultimetas
  • Vadient Optics
  • Wave Up