Optical Fabrication and Testing (OF&T)

Optical Fabrication and Testing (OF&T)

22 - 26 June 2014
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA
Short Courses. Choose from five topics offered on Sunday, 22 June.

Optical Fabrication and Testing (OF&T)

OF&T, will offer new ideas and concepts for the shaping, smoothing, testing and manufacture of conventional and novel optics/optical systems finding applications in existing and emerging technologies.

The 2014 Optical Fabrication and Testing Topical Meeting (OF&T) will emphasize new ideas, concepts and emerging applications in optics manufacturing and metrology. Hot topics will include the following: fabrication of optics by lasers, molding of micro-optics, deterministic manufacturing of aspheric / conformal / freeform optics, advanced metrology systems and direct slope/curvature measurement, fabrication of optics from novel materials, efficient manufacturing and testing of large optics, new CNC machining processes and advances in finishing science. Papers that describe manufacturing chains from the generation of complex shapes to the fine finishing of surfaces, giving details of the process science, will be especially welcomed.

The OF&T meeting will be held in conjunction with the joint ASPE (American Society for Precision Engineering)/ASPEN (Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology) Summer Topical Meeting on the Manufacture and Metrology of Freeform and Off-Axis Aspheric Surfaces

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Schedule at a glance
Jeffrey Kuhn, Uganda, Finding Life in the Universe: the COLOSSUS Project, Plenary

Xinbin Cheng, China, Characterization of Surface and Coating Imperfections for Advanced Laser Optics, Invited

Lee Cook, Dow Electronic Materials, United States, Control of Nanotexture and Spatial Frequency Transfer of Polishing Pad Texture to the Substrate, Invited

Angela Davies, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, The Representations of Spatial Frequency Errors for Optical Surfaces, Invited

Dominic Doyle, European Space Agency, Netherlands, Current and Future Fabrication and Testing Challenges for European Space Optics, Invited

Paul Dumas, QED Technologies Inc, United States, Advancements in Sub-aperture Stitching and Magnetorheological Finishing for Freeform Surfaces, Invited

Jonathan Ellis, University of Rochester, United States, Non-contact, Point-to-point Methods for Measuring Freeform Optics, Invited

Chris Evans, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Perspectives on Uncertainty and Traceability in Optics Manufacturing, Invited

Jeremy Govier, Edmund Optics, United States, Advantages to Using Commercial Off-the-shelf Optics for Design and Manufacture of Military Products, Invited

Sebastian Heidrich, Fraunhofer ILT, Germany, Highlights of LaP 2014: 1st Conference on Laser Polishing, Aachen, Germany, 6 May 2014, Invited

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Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 23 June, 08:00 - 10:00
Salons II & IIII
The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from each of the three topical meetings (COSI, IODC, and OF&T).  The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

David BradyHow to Measure Everything, David Brady, Duke University, USA

Jeff R. KuhnFinding Life in the Universe: The Colossus Project, Jeff R. Kuhn; Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, USA
Kevin R. ThompsonWill Computational Imaging Change Lens Design?, Kevin P. Thompson, Synopsys, Inc., USA
For more information about plenary speakers, including biographies and presentation abstracts visit the Plenary page.

Welcome Reception and Luau
Monday, 23 June, 18:00 – 20:00
The Coconut Grove at The Fairmont Orchid
Join us in the Coconut Grove for some of Hawaii’s best entertainment and island food. The reception luau is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 24 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Grand Ballroom Salon I & Pre-Function
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

IODC Panel Discussion: “I Wish They Wouldn’t do That”: Seeing Design/Fabrication from the Other Point of View”
Tuesday, 24 June,17:15 (Immediately following presentations in IODC Postdeadline Session)
Grand Ballroom Salon III
With a panel of experts from the optical fabrication industry and a room full of optical designers, a forum is provided for discussion of topics relating to basic design philosophy, the selection of tolerances, the communication of tolerances, and the communication of what is easy to achieve and what is hard to achieve.  (Do designers really place beamsplitters at 45 degrees just because the drafting table has a click-stop at 45 degrees? Are fabricators telling us it is hard when it is really easy, just to make life simple for themselves?)  Bring your long-standing complaints with you to this session, but also be prepared to see the problem from the other point of view!

  • Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, USA
  • Tolis Deslis, Jenoptik Optical Systems, USA
  • Cody Kreischer, Kreischer Optics, USA
  • Marc Tricard, Zygo Corp., USA
  • Paul Dumas, QED Technologies, Inc., USA

Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award and Illumination Problems and Lens Design Presentations
Wednesday, 25 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Salon III
Brian WheelwrightThe Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented to Brian Wheelwright prior to the Lens Design and Illumination Problems Presentations in Salon III.  The 2014 Kidger scholarship award will be presented to Brian by Kevin P Thompson, Synopsys Inc. USA. The award consists of a $5,000 cash grant supported by the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Following the presentation of the Kidger Award, the winners of the Illumination and Lens Design Problems will present their solutions.

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