About FDI Division

Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation


Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation Division

Overview

This division incorporates numerous disciplines in the design of optical components and systems, and the development of instrumentation to characterize the performance of optical components, subsystems and systems. The development and testing of numerous passive optical components such as lens, thin films, waveguide, etc. are of interest to this group. As these components are assembled into subsystems such as telescopes, microscopes, cameras, etc., this division develops the techniques to accurately measure their performance as well as determining standardized approaches to these measurements. The use of lasers to weld or modify materials for applications such as manufacturing will be studied by this division. Component modeling for lens, optical subsystem (telescope etc.), and fiber structures optimized for impairment mediation, and the fabrication techniques and technology to manufacture optical components and subsystems will be within the purview of this group. Evolving special optical technologies such as x-ray, holographic and diffractive optics are also covered within this group.

Guoqiang Li, Ohio State University, United States, Chair

Technical Groups

Fiber Modeling and Fabrication (FF)

This group covers modeling and fabrication of optical fibers for applications including telecommunication, optical networking, sensing, and others.

John Marciante, University of Rochester, United States, Chair

Gamma, X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)

This group explores design, characterization, fabrication, and calibration of X-ray, gamma, and EUV optics (including multilayer optics) for applications in the fields of photolithography, synchrotron radiation, free-electron lasers, astronomy, and others.

Franck Delmotte, Institut d'Optique, France, Chair

Holography and Diffractive Optics (FH)

This group focuses on the design and implementation of holographic and diffractive-optic devices and systems for scientific, commercial, and other applications. The development of new approaches as well as materials needed to construct both analog and digital holograms are studied. The scope of this technical group covers holography technology, holographic materials, digital holographic imaging, holographic microscope, computer-generated holograms, diffractive optical elements, holographic nano-fabrication methods, diffractive-optic micro-manipulation, spatial light modulators for phase modulation, 3D display using spatial light modulators, holographic measurements of 3D structures, phase unwrapping, and other related topics.

Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Centre, South Africa, Chair

Imaging Optical Design (FD)

This group encompasses the design and characterization of traditional optical systems utilizing lens design, geometric ray-tracing, and physical optics modeling. The evolution and development of design codes and software to assist in designing components and systems are included here. Typical applications include astronomical telescopes, microscopes, cameras, stray light, and adaptive optics.

Simon Thibault, Université Laval, Canada, Chair

Lasers in Manufacturing (FL)

This group discusses the technologies used in manufacturing applications that employ both CW and pulsed lasers for cutting, drilling and welding processes. Also included in the scope of this group is the use of lasers to monitor processing and quality control in industrial manufacturing as well as other commercial usage of lasers such as surveying and alignment applications.

John Tamkin, Imaging Insights LLC, United States, Chair

Nonimaging Optical Design (FN)

This group encompasses the design and characterization of illumination systems using modeling techniques. Non-sequential design techniques, including both software and tailoring methods provide the tools to design efficient optical components that provide the desired distribution at the target. Typical applications include solar energy, lighting, and displays.

Julio Chaves, LPI Europe, SL, Co-Chair

Rubén Mohedano, LPI Europe, SL, Co-Chair

Optical Fabrication and Testing (FM)

This group covers all aspects of optics fabrication and testing ranging from micro-optics to large optics; and from high-value one-of-a-kind optics to mass-produced optics.

Rajesh Menon, University of Utah, United States, Chair

Polarization (FP)

This group covers all aspects of polarization, including theory, engineering, measurement, and testing. Additionally, applications of polarization, methods of modeling, and propagation will be included.

Qiwen Zhan, University of Dayton, United States, Chair

Systems and Instrumentation (FS)

This group takes a systems approach to integrate several disciplines into an instrument. The individual components can include aspects from the various division and technical groups of the OSA with the goal of achieving a desired function and performance. Additionally, thermal and vibrational effects, life cycle issues, and so forth are included in this group. Examples include spacecrafts, telescope systems, and commercial optics.

James McGuire, Tulane University, United States, Chair

Thin Films (FT)

This group is concerned with the theoretical and experimental aspects of the design, preparation, and characterization of optical thin film materials and interference coatings.

Jennifer Kruschwitz, JK Consulting, United States, Chair