Biomimetic structures mimic structures found in living organisms, such as butterfly wings, bird feathers, fish skin, and insect eyes. In the case of the moth’s eye, a periodic array of tiny close-packed lens-like structures provides very effective anti-reflection properties to avoid detection and protect against predators.
Using our nanopatterning processes, these same properties can be imparted to various surfaces to reduce reflection and glare for many types of substrates—rigid, flexible, flat, curved or lens-shaped.
Unlike conventional multi-layer anti-reflection coatings, our process forms an invisible nanoscale texture on the substrate. This type of nanostructure retains its anti-reflection properties over wider angles than conventional thin-film coatings.