Freeform Optics

09 - 13 July 2017
Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, Colorado United States

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.

With the ever expanding successes from the introduction of freeform surfaces into both imaging and nonimaging (illumination) optical systems, there is innovative work being done in both academia and industry in all areas of optical system evolution including,

  • Optical design
  • Optical system simulation
  • Surface representation
  • Fabrication
  • Metrology
  • Optical system assembly
Invited speakers from both industry and academia will speak to the latest developments in these topics and more. 


Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Optimax Systems Inc
UNITED STATES
Chair

John Rogers

Synopsys, Inc
UNITED STATES
Chair

Fabian Duerr

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
BELGIUM
Program Chair


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Hotel Reservation 7 June 2017 12:00 EDT
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Schedule at a glance
Aaron Bauer, University of Rochester, United States, Analyzing the Aberration Fields of a Three-mirror Telescope and Correcting them using Freeform Zernike Surfaces, Invited

Jay Daniel, Coherent, United States, Freeform Aspheres in an Augmented Reality Application, Invited

Chris Evans, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Freeform Optical Metrology Standards, Invited

Ulrike Fuchs, Asphericon GmbH, Germany, Fabrication and Metrology Challenges for Freeform Commercial Imaging System Development , Invited

Herbert Gross, University of Jena, Germany, FO+ Project summary, Invited

Joseph Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, Exploring Freeform Optics for Compact Space Telescopes, Invited

Rongguang Liang, University of Arizona, United States, Freeform Optics for Imaging and Non-Imaging, Invited

Christoph Menke, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, Optical Design with Orthogonal Freeform Representatives , Invited

Bryan Stone, Synopsys, Inc, United States, Low-order Aberration Coefficients Applied to Design of Telescopes with Freeform Surfaces, Invited

Yongtian Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, Freeform for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Invited

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OSA - The Optical Society

Platinum Sponsor

Photon Engineering


Synopsys