International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

22 - 26 6月 2014
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA
Short Courses. Choose from five topics offered on Sunday, 22 June.

International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

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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Mariana Figueiro
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
United States

Scott Lerner
Carl Zeiss AG
United States

Julius Muschaweck
Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co.

John Rogers
Synopsys, Inc
United States


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Schedule at a glance
Kevin Rolland-Thompson, Synopsys, Inc, United States, Computational Imaging Challenges, Plenary

Rob Bates, FiveFocal LLC, United States, Digital Imaging System Design and Trade Space Analysis, Invited

Thomas Brown, The Institute of Optics, United States, Imaging the Polarization of a Light Field , Invited

Peter Clark, LensVector Inc, United States, Mobile Platform Optical Design, Invited

Alexander Epple, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, Free Form Surfaces in Imaging Optics, Invited

Joseph Ford, University of California, San Diego, United States, Telescope Contact Lenses and the Fiber-coupled Scale Model Eye , Invited

Andrew Harvey, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Title to be Determined, Invited

James Harvey, Photon Engineering LLC, United States, Integration of Optical Fabrication and Metrology into the Optical Design Process, Invited

Juan Carlos Miñano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, Anastigmatic Imaging with Unconstrained Object to Image Mapping, Invited

Thomas Nobis, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany, A Lens-resolved Approach for Analyzing and Correcting Secondary Axial Color, Invited

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Congress Special Events

General Session with Plenary Speakers
Monday, 23 June, 08:00 - 10:00
Salons II & IIII
The Joint Plenary Session will feature a speaker from each of the three topical meetings (COSI, IODC, and OF&T).  The Plenary Presenters are listed below.

David BradyHow to Measure Everything, David Brady, Duke University, USA

Jeff R. KuhnFinding Life in the Universe: The Colossus Project, Jeff R. Kuhn; Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, USA
Kevin R. ThompsonWill Computational Imaging Change Lens Design?, Kevin P. Thompson, Synopsys, Inc., USA
For more information about plenary speakers, including biographies and presentation abstracts visit the Plenary page.

Welcome Reception and Luau
Monday, 23 June, 18:00 – 20:00
The Coconut Grove at The Fairmont Orchid
Join us in the Coconut Grove for some of Hawaii’s best entertainment and island food. The reception luau is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Session
Tuesday, 24 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Grand Ballroom Salon I & Pre-Function
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 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

IODC Panel Discussion: “I Wish They Wouldn’t do That”: Seeing Design/Fabrication from the Other Point of View”
Tuesday, 24 June,17:15 (Immediately following presentations in IODC Postdeadline Session)
Grand Ballroom Salon III
With a panel of experts from the optical fabrication industry and a room full of optical designers, a forum is provided for discussion of topics relating to basic design philosophy, the selection of tolerances, the communication of tolerances, and the communication of what is easy to achieve and what is hard to achieve.  (Do designers really place beamsplitters at 45 degrees just because the drafting table has a click-stop at 45 degrees? Are fabricators telling us it is hard when it is really easy, just to make life simple for themselves?)  Bring your long-standing complaints with you to this session, but also be prepared to see the problem from the other point of view!

  • Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, USA
  • Tolis Deslis, Jenoptik Optical Systems, USA
  • Cody Kreischer, Kreischer Optics, USA
  • Marc Tricard, Zygo Corp., USA
  • Paul Dumas, QED Technologies, Inc., USA

Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award and Illumination Problems and Lens Design Presentations
Wednesday, 25 June, 18:00 - 20:00
Salon III
Brian WheelwrightThe Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Award will be presented to Brian Wheelwright prior to the Lens Design and Illumination Problems Presentations in Salon III.  The 2014 Kidger scholarship award will be presented to Brian by Kevin P Thompson, Synopsys Inc. USA. The award consists of a $5,000 cash grant supported by the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Following the presentation of the Kidger Award, the winners of the Illumination and Lens Design Problems will present their solutions.

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