Immersive Optical Engineering Systems

18 November 2020, 12:00 - 18:30 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

Join us for two exciting courses in one live training from industry leaders! The first course will feature Robert Norwood: "From Optics & Photonics Innovation to the Marketplace." This course covers the process of technology development in the photonics industry from the perspectives of both formal processes and case studies. Key aspects of the commercialization process, including intellectual property, new product development processes, technical marketing and team building, are treated in an interactive program informed by the instructor’s 15 years of industry experience in both large corporate research and development organizations and entrepreneurial startups. This course will emphasize the optical engineer’s role in a product development environment. The course will run from 12:00 to 15:00. The second course will be "Optical Systems Engineering" taught by Keith Kasunic. Optical Systems Engineering emphasizes first-order, system-level estimates of optical performance. Building on the basic principles of optical design, this course uses various examples to illustrate the systems-engineering processes of requirements analysis, feasibility and trade studies, requirements flowdown and allocation, error budgets, and component specifications. Topics covered will include an introduction to systems engineering, geometrical optics, image quality, radiometry, detectors and FPAs, optomechanics, and the integration of these topics for developing a complete optical system. This course will run from 16:00 to 18:30.

About Our Speakers: Keith J. Kasunic, Optical Systems Group, LLC

Keith J. Kasunic has more than 30 years of experience developing optical, electro-optical, infrared, and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has worked for or been a consultant to a number of organizations, including Ball Aerospace, Sandia National Labs, and Nortel Networks; he is currently the Technical Director of Optical Systems Group, LLC. He is also the author of three textbooks [Optical Systems Engineering (McGraw-Hill, 2011), Optomechanical Systems Engineering (John Wiley, 2015), and Laser Systems Engineering (SPIE Press, 2016)], an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of North Carolina – Charlotte, an Instructor for SPIE, an Instructor with Georgia Tech Professional Education, and an Instructor for the Optical Engineering Certificate Program at Univ. of California – Irvine.

Robert A. Norwood, University of Arizona

Robert A. Norwood is a Professor in the Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, where he performs research on photonic materials and devices.  Dr. Norwood previously spent 15 years in R&D leadership positions in industry at both Fortune 100 corporations and venture-capital backed startups.  He is a world expert in polymer integrated optics and nonlinear optical materials, with more than 180 refereed publications, 40 issued US patents, and 80 invited talks.   Dr. Norwood has served on the program committees for OFC and CLEO.  He has been an associate editor of Optica, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and Optical Materials Express.   He has received funding from AFOSR, AFRL, AIM Photonics, ARL, DARPA, DHS, DOE, NSF, ONR and numerous corporations.  Dr. Norwood is both an OSA Fellow and an SPIE Fellow, as well as a member of APS and IEEE.  He holds the Ph. D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania, and the B.S. in physics and mathematics from MIT.


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