Optical design and fabrication play an ever-increasing role in our modern society as more applications for optics are developed, especially in the areas of imaging, sensing, and illumination systems.

Of particular interest is the ability to utilize modern design tools to reduce cost, augment manufacturability, and enhance system performance.  New materials and unprecedented capabilities to create and measure precise aspheric and freeform optical surfaces have created a whole new design space for imaging, while new computational tools have allowed more complex systems to be both designed and fabricated.  These capabilities have extended to micro-optics, head-mounted displays, and large optical systems.  The 2019 OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress will address these issues in detail with two related topical meetings that address optical fabrication and testing and freeform optics.  The Congress will bring scientists, engineers, and designers together so they can interact and learn in both informal and formal settings.

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