Classical Optics

22 - 26 六月 2014
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA

Classical Optics

The OSA’s inaugural congress on Classical Optics brings together three disciplines that are integral parts of the challenging design of optical systems. First is the design of imaging and nonimaging systems through the International Optical Design Conference. Second is the inclusion of computational methods of imaging and sensing techniques into the optical design methods. Third is the fabrication and testing of these systems to ensure they meet performance demands. Respective attendees will have the opportunity to engage each other in joint sessions, networking events, and informally throughout the event. Though these three meetings are distinct parts of the optical design and performance of systems and applications, there is an expanding amount of interplay between all of them. Optical engineers and scientists have to increasingly understand parts of each aspect in order to develop state of the art optical systems. We will be meeting on the Big Island of Hawaii, where the astronomy community shows optical systems that take advantage of the integration of these three fields. Do not miss this opportunity to network with colleagues in related fields – the experts from each of the communities will be presenting their most recent research.


Schedule at a glance


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.