Technical Groups

Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation

Explore the technical groups of the Fabrication, Design and Instrumentation Technical Division, which encompass numerous disciplines related to the design and performance of optical components, subsystems and systems.

     
Technical Groups
Fiber Modeling and Fabrication (FF)

This technical group covers modeling and fabrication of optical fibers for applications including telecommunication, optical networking, sensing and others.

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Gamma, X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)

This group explores design, characterization, fabrication and calibration of X-ray, gamma and EUV optics (including multilayer optics) for applications in the fields of photolithography, synchrotron radiation, free-electron lasers, astronomy and others.

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Holography and Diffractive Optics (FH)

This group focuses on the design and implementation of holographic and diffractive-optic devices and systems for scientific, commercial and other applications. The development of new approaches as well as materials needed to construct both analog and digital holograms are studied.

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Imaging Optical Design (FD)

This group encompasses the design and characterization of traditional optical systems utilizing lens design, geometric ray-tracing and physical optics modeling. The evolution and development of design codes and software to assist in designing components and systems are included.

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Lasers in Manufacturing (FL)

This technical group discusses the technologies used in manufacturing applications that employ both CW and pulsed lasers for cutting, drilling, welding, ablation, polishing and cleaning processes.

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NonImaging Optical Design (FN)

This group encompasses the design and characterization of illumination systems using modeling techniques. Nonsequential design techniques, including both software and tailoring methods provide the tools to design efficient optical components that provide the desired distribution at the target.

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Optical Fabrication and Testing (FM)

This group covers all aspects of optics fabrication and testing ranging from micro‐optics to large meter class optics; and from high‐value one‐of‐a‐kind optics to mass‐produced optics. It is also dedicated to the design, development and use of metrology systems for the characterization of optics.

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Polarization Management and Propagation (FP)

This group covers all aspects of polarization, including theory, engineering and measurement and testing. Additionally, applications of polarization, methods of modeling and propagation will be included.

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Systems and Instrumentation (FS)

This group takes a systems approach to integrate several disciplines into an instrument, with the goal of achieving a desired function and performance. Examples include spacecrafts, telescope systems and commercial optics.

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Thin Films (FT)

This group is concerned with the theoretical and experimental aspects of the design, preparation and characterization of optical thin film materials and interference coatings.

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