Freeform Optics

Topical Meetings



Freeform Optics

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

In this meeting, the rapidly evolving impact of freeform optical surfaces on optical systems for both imaging and illumination will be highlighted. The scope of this meeting will feature 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.  This conference is an evolution of the OSA Incubator meeting on the same subject held in late 2011.  It provides a forum for exchanging new thinking and methods in response to the industry’s ability to create these new types of surfaces.

Topic Categories

  • Aberration Fields of Optical Systems with Freeform Surfaces
  • Freeform Diamond Turning
  • Freeform Surface Representations
  • Illumination Systems Enabled by Freeform Surfaces
  • Imaging Optical Systems Enabled by Freeform Surfaces
  • Optical Design Methods for Leveraging Freeform Surfaces
  • Testing and Metrology of Freeform Surfaces
  • Rotationally Nonsymmetric Optical Surface Fabrication
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Jannick P. Rolland, University of Rochester, USA, The Past, Present and Future of Freeform Optics - PLENARY




Steve Mulder, Photon Engineering, USA, E: Graphical Methods for Designing Optics in CAD - TUTORIAL




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

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