Programmable Optics
Powered by Light Control Metasurface™ Technology

Groundbreaking Physics Meets Mature Manufacturing

Light Control Metasurface (LCM™) chips guide photons using the light-bending properties of metamaterial surfaces. Nanostructures smaller than the wavelength of light work together to both shape and steer optical energy in any direction within the field of view.


LCMs are manufactured using conventional silicon fabrication processes available at semiconductor foundries worldwide.  This results in products that are scalable into the billions of units, yet can be optimized for cost or performance to suit the application.

Protected By More Than 100 Patents

Key Advantages of LCM Optical Beamforming

Truly Solid-State Operation

Zero moving parts means high reliability, low cost, no need for calibration, and extremely compact optical design.

Software-defined Scanning

Without mechanical inertia, LCMs can shape light in any pattern across the field of view in the order of microseconds.

180° Steering Field Of View

Without mechanical inertia, LCMs can shape light in any pattern across the field of view in the order of microseconds.

Scalability to Fit Any Application

From 1 mm (consumer electronics) to 25 mm (long-range automotive) apertures, LCMs deliver the same performance in any use case.

Compatible With All Architectures

Whether VCSEL or edge-emitter lasers, 905nm or 1550nm wavelengths, TOF or FMCW: LCMs can shape and steer light in any optical architecture.

Powered By Metamaterials

LCMs control light using the unique properties of metamaterial surfaces which operate at the sub-wavelength level.

Unparalleled Flexibility and Programmability​

Dynamic scanning for a dynamic world

Digital beam steering, enabled by optical beamforming with Lumotive LCMs, lights the way for the future of lidar and 3D sensing. Unconstrained by the motion and reliability of mechanical parts, a sensor can adjust its scanning behavior instantaneously, in real time, to respond to the situation.

Transformative Technology Across Applications

Lumotive products scale across multiple industries and offer a wide range of applications

3D Sensing

Optical Communications

Optical Wireless Charging

AR & Holo Displays