International Optical Design Conference

International Optical Design Conference

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

Optical design remains a rapidly developing field due to the increased performance demands, improved software and computing platforms for modeling, better algorithms, and new fabrication technologies for better performance. The International Optical Design Conference (IODC), which occurs every four years, provides the most important meeting in optical design for engineers, scientists and designers to stay abreast of the changes in this field. Attendees from around the world in a breadth of optical design disciplines will be able to interact in both informal and formal settings.

Topics of special interest for IODC are illumination system fabrication, surface representation in lens design, desensitizing designs and reduction in cost, beam shaping, micro-optics, polarization, and computational imaging.

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Peter Clark

Optikos Corporation

Julius Muschaweck

Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co.

Richard Pfisterer

Photon Engineering LLC

John Rogers

Synopsys, Inc

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Hotel Reservation 7 June 2017 12:00 EDT
Hotel Reservation 7 June 2017
Advanced Registration 9 June 2017 12:00 EDT
Advanced Registration 9 June 2017
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 20 June 2017 12:00 EDT
Postdeadline Abstract and Summary Submission 20 June 2017
Schedule at a glance
Stefan Baumer, TNO, Netherlands, Beyond tolerancing: integrated structural, thermal and optical performance analysis to simulate real-world performance , Invited

Pablo Benitez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Freeform Optics for Virtual Reality Applications , Invited

Julie Bentley, University of Rochester, United States, Pupil Matching Challenges in the Design of a Modular High Resolution Zoom Inspection System, Invited

Andrea Berner, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, An Overview on Induced Color Aberrations, Invited

Florian Bociort, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands, Order and Reducibility in the Lens Design Landscape, Invited

William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc, United States, Using Pinhole Images to Understand Nonimaging Optics’, Invited

John Greivenkamp, The University of Arizona, United States, Optics Goes to the Movies, Invited

Alan Greynolds, United States, Ray-pathing: A Generalized Extension and Possible Alternative to Conventional Ray Aiming, Invited

Herbert Gross, University of Jena, Germany, Systematic Design of Microscopic Lenses , Invited

Alois Herkommer, Universität Stuttgart, Germany, Surface Resolved Aberration Contributions in Freeform Optical Systems, Invited

Juan Carlos Miñano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, Freeform Aplanatism , Invited

Iain Neil, Scotoptix, Switzerland, High Performance Front Anamorphic Zoom Lenses Employing Crossed Cylinder Surfaces, Invited

Andrew Rakich, European Southern Observatory, Germany, Reflecting Anastigmatic Optical Systems: A Retrospective, Invited

Johannes Ruoff, Carl Zeiss SMT, Germany, Quadrature/Cubature for System Assessemnt, Invited

Jose Sasian, The University of Arizona, United States, Joseph Petzval Lens Design Approach, Invited

Rainer Schuhmann, Berliner Glas KGaA Herbert Kubatz GmbH &, Germany, Progress in Revising and Supplementing of Fundamental Optical ISO Standards, Invited

David Shafer, David Schafer Optical Design, United States, Dennis Gabor's Catadioptric Design and Some New Variations, Invited

Wolfgang Singer, Carl Zeiss AG, Tackling the Challenges of Fully Immersive Augmented Reality Head Worn Devices, Invited

Kristina Uhlendorf, Jabil Optics Germany, Germany, Challenges Using Optical Plastic Materials for the Development of Consumer Products, Invited

Akira Yabe, Akira Yabe Lens Design, Japan, My Thanks to IODC Lens Design Problems, 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 plenay page for complete information on each speaker and their talk. 

Congress Reception
10 July, 18:30-20:00

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. 

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.