Optical Fabrication and Testing

Optical Fabrication and Testing

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

OF&T, will offer new ideas and concepts for the shaping, smoothing, testing and manufacture of conventional and novel optics/optical systems finding applications in existing and emerging technologies.
 
The 2017 Optical Fabrication and Testing Topical Meeting (OF&T) will emphasize new ideas, concepts and emerging applications in optics manufacturing and metrology. Hot topics will include the following: fabrication of optics by lasers, additive manufacturing of optical components, molding of micro-optics, deterministic manufacturing of aspheric/conformal/freeform optics, advanced metrology systems and direct slope/curvature measurement, fabrication of optics from novel materials, efficient manufacturing and testing of large optics, new CNC machining processes and advances in finishing science. Papers that describe manufacturing chains from the generation of complex shapes to the fine finishing of surfaces, giving details of the process science, will be especially welcomed.



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Schedule at a glance
Andreas Beutler, Mahr GmbH, Germany, Referencing and Form Measurements of Freeform Optics, Invited

Glen Cole, Thirty Meter Telescope, United States, Optical Fabrication and Metrology for the Thirty Meter Telescope Primary Mirror Segments, Invited

Turan Erdogan, Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., United States, Manufacturing Large-format Spherical and Cylindrical Laser Focusing Gratings using Scanning-beam Interference Lithography, Invited

Oliver Faehnle, FISBA AG, Switzerland, Machine Acceleration Effects on Computer Controlled Polishing, Invited

James Fienup, University of Rochester, United States, Phase Retrieval for Optical Metrology: Past, Present and Future, Invited

Mohammadreza Khorasaninejad, Harvard University, United States, Optics with Metasurfaces: Beyond Refractive and Diffractive Optics, Invited

Manyalibo Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States, IR Laser Processing Techniques for NIF Optics, Invited

Cormic Merle, United States, Metrology for the LSST M2: Large Holographic Stitching Technique, Invited

Brigid Mullany, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Fiber Based Polishing Tools for Optical Applications, Invited

Mahito Negishi, Canon Inc, Japan, New Stitching Algorithm using an Approximated Reference Shape, Invited

Joseph Owen, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, Diamond Milling of IR Materials, Invited

Jyrki Saarinen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Additive Manufacturing for Small and Medium Sized Optics, Invited

John Schaefer, Raytheon EO Innovations, United States, Advances in Diamond Turning, Invited

Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer IOF, Germany, Surface Characterization of High-End Optical Components using Light Scattering, Invited

Robert Smythe, Apre Instruments, United States, Interferometric Measurement of Mid-Spatial Frequency Wavefront Errors, Invited

Simon Thiele, University of Stuttgart, ITO, Germany, Complex Micro-optics by Femtosecond Direct Laser Writing, Invited

Jurgen Van Erps, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Prototyping and Replication of Polymer Freeform Optical Components, Invited

Reinhard Voelkel, SUSS MicroOptics SA, Switzerland, Novel Fabrication and Testing Methods for Micro Optics, Invited

Christian Weingarten, Fraunhofer ILT, Combination of Laser-based Process Steps for Optics Manufacturing, Invited

Richard Youngworth, Riyo LLC, United States, Adopting and Using Optical Standards, 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.