OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress

OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress

Optical design and fabrication play an ever-increasing role in our modern society as more applications for optics are developed, especially in the areas of imaging, sensing, and illumination systems. Of particular interest is the ability to utilize modern design tools to reduce cost, augment manufacturability, and enhance system performance.  New materials and unprecedented capabilities to create and measure precise aspheric and freeform optical surfaces have created a whole new design space for imaging, while new computational tools have allowed more complex systems to be both designed and fabricated.  These capabilities have extended to micro-optics, head-mounted displays, and large optical systems.  The 2017 OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress will address these issues in detail with a set of three related topical meetings that address optical design, optical fabrication and testing, and freeform optics.  The Congress will bring scientists, engineers, and designers together so they can interact and learn in both informal and formal settings.

Schedule at a glance
Short Course - Meaningful Scratch and Dig Specifications
9 July, 14:00-18:00

Dave Aikens, the Presider and found of Savvy Optics Corp. will present this course. Visit the Short Course page for complete information. There is an adidtional cost for attending the course and includes a copy of the notes.  

Opening Plenary Session
10 July, 8:00-10:00
  • Patrick McCarthy Giant Magellan Telescope, USA
  • Joshua Smith California State University Fullerton, USA
  • Jannick Rolland University of Rochester, USA
Visit the plenary page for complete information on each speaker and their talk. 

Closing the Wage Gap - AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation
10 July, 12:30 – 14:00

Join us for an interactive workshop focused on closing the wage gap and providing attendees resources designed to help negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. Attendees will gain confidence in negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play.
  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences
Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than their male counterparts. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.

Workshops are open to OSA Members. Space is limited and we ask that you RSVP online.
 
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Congress Barb-B-Q
10 July, 18:00-20:00

Join your fellow attendees for a Western Style Barb-B-Q. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The BBQ is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. 

Creating Effective Conference Posters Lunch & Learn
11 July, 12:30 – 14:00

Join us for an interactive lunch & learn program focused on creating effective conference posters. Jean-luc Dumont will provide relevant examples and real life experiences to enhance your communication and conference poster development. You will leave this workshop with an understand of the best practices in poster creation and presentation. Lunch will be provided.

This program is open to OSA Members. Space is limited and we ask that you RSVP online.
 
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Joint Poster Session
11 July, 18:00-19:30

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 board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper. 

IODC Illumination and Lens Design Problems Presentation
12 July, 18:00-20:00

Join the IODC community for a guaranteed highlight of the conference: the illumination and lens design contest presentations. As usual, significant work has gone into developing and scoring the submissions, as well as all of the hard work put in by solution submitters. Vist the contest page for complete information.