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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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

Gernot Berger, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet, Germany, Non-contact metrology of aspheres and freeforms based on a scanning point interferometer, Invited

Matthew Currie, United Kingdom, Design, Fabrication and Simulation of Freeform Silica Micro-Optics, 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

Dae Wook Kim, The University of Arizona, United States, Fabrication and dynamic deflectometry testing methods for freeform and deformable optics, Invited

Rongguang Liang, The 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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Congress Special Events

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.