Invited Speakers

Freeform Optics

03 - 06 November 2013
JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Invited Speakers

Jannick P. Rolland, University of Rochester, USA - PLENARY

The Past, Present and Future of Freeform Optics
Freeform optical surfaces are emerging as a path to truly three-dimensional optical designs. In this talk I will provide a short historical context to this emergence and discuss the challenges as well as the rapidly emerging knowledge that spans from the mathematics of freeform surfaces to the implementation of freeform optical systems.

Steve Mulder, Photon Engineering, USA - TUTORIAL

E: Graphical Methods for Designing Optics in CAD
A number of simple graphical methods for designing optics in CAD are presented. These methods are based on the law of reflection, Snell’s Law, Fermat’s principle and a property of focal conics. These graphical methods will be illustrated using the practical example of designing a catadioptric LED collimator.

Pablo Benitez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, Sharp imaging of Multiple object pointS: How and Why, Invited

James Burge, University of Arizona, United States, Developments Related to Design, Fabrication, and Measurement of Freeform Optical Components , Invited

Cristina Canavesi, University of Rochester, United States, Application of Conic Intersection Properties to Freeform Reflector Design, Invited

William Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc, United States, Freeform Surface Parameterization for Illumination , Invited

Angela Davies, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Mid-spatial Frequency Specification and Characterization for Freeform Surfaces, Invited

Paul Dumas, QED Technologies Inc, United States, Enabling Higher Precision Freeform Surfaces though Developments in Characterization, MRF, and Stitching Interferometry, Invited

Gregory Forbes, QED Technologies Inc, Australia, Detrending on Steroids... MSF Characterization via Freeform Polynomials", Invited

Kyle Fuerschbach, University of Rochester, United States, Realizing Freeform: An LWIR Imager in a Spherical Package, Invited

Paul Glenn, Bauer Associates Inc, United States, Meeting the Conflicting Requirements for Direct Measurement of Freeform Optics - High Accuracy, Long Range, and High Slope Tolerance, Invited

Gerhard Kelch, Carl Zeiss Vision GmbH, Germany, Freeform Surfaces for Progressive Spectacle Lenses, Invited

Christoph Menke, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, What's in the Designer's Toolbox for Freeform Systems? , Invited

Jessica Nelson, Optimax Systems Inc, United States, The Freedom of Freeforms: Current Optics Manufacturing Methods Allow for Freeform Optical Designs , Invited

Kevin Rolland-Thompson, Synopsys, Inc, United States, The Aberration Fields of Freeform Imaging Optical Systems , Invited

Jose Sasian, University of Arizona, United States, Optical Design Experiences with Free Form Surfaces, Invited

Stefan Sinzinger, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, Freeform Surfaces in Optical Microsystems: From Parabasal Theory to Applications, Invited

Thomas Suleski, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States, Design of Dynamic Freeform Optics, Invited

Marc Tricard, Zygo Corporation, United States, Practical examples of Freeform Optics, Invited

Rolf Wester, Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik, Germany, Designing Optical Freeform Surfaces for Extended Sources, Invited