Freeform Optics (Freeform)

07 - 11 June 2015
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, Arlington, Virginia, USA

Freeform Optics explores the evolving impact of freeform optical surfaces on optical systems for both imaging and illumination. New fabrication techniques that create optical surfaces that are not surfaces of revolution open an expansive new space for optical systems. Particularly enabled systems include illumination systems, head-worn displays and mid- and long-wave pervasive surveillance systems. But optical testing methods for these new surfaces are lacking, and the theory and implementation of an aberration theory as a basis for optical design of these surfaces was only unraveled in 2012. The scope features work on the optical design of imaging systems with freeform surfaces, evolving methods for surface representation for illumination system optimization and a perspective on the new challenges these surface present to optical testing.

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Jannick Rolland
University of Rochester
United States

Kevin Rolland-Thompson
Synopsys, Inc
United States


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Abstract and Summary Submission 18 February 2015 12:00 EST
Abstract and Summary Submission 18 February 2015
Hotel Reservation 7 May 2015 12:00 EDT
Hotel Reservation 7 May 2015
Advanced Registration 11 May 2015 12:00 EDT
Advanced Registration 11 May 2015
William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc, United States, "Assessing freeform illumination surface tolerances" , Invited

Michael Chrisp, Massachusetts Inst of Tech Lincoln Lab, United States, "Imaging with NURBS Freeform Surfaces" , Invited

Jessica DeGroote, Optimax Systems Inc, United States, "Optical tolerance suggestions to make freeform optics easier to fabricate and test" , Invited

Chris Evans, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Invited

Joseph Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, "Freeform Optics at NASA" , Invited

James McGuire, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States, "A fast, wide-field of view, freeform TMA: design, tolerance analysis, and primary mirror fabrication" , Invited

Christoph Menke, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, "Optical design with orthogonal freeform representations" , Invited

Juan Carlos Miñano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, "Recent advances in imaging SMS designs" , Invited

Harald Ries, Optics & Energy Concepts, Germany, "Freeform optics tailored to illumination tasks" , Invited

Jim Schwiegerling, University of Arizona, United States, "Ophthalmic applications of freeform optics" , Invited

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