​OF&T will offer new ideas and concepts for the shaping, smoothing, testing and manufacture of conventional and novel optics/optical systems finding applications in existing and emerging technologies.

The 2019 Optical Fabrication and Testing Topical Meeting (OF&T) will emphasize new ideas, concepts and emerging applications in optics manufacturing and metrology. Hot topics will include the following: fabrication of optics by lasers, additive manufacturing of optical components, molding of micro-optics, deterministic manufacturing of aspheric/conformal/freeform optics, advanced metrology systems and direct slope/curvature measurement, fabrication of optics from novel materials, efficient manufacturing and testing of large optics, new CNC machining processes and advances in finishing science. Papers that describe manufacturing chains from the generation of complex shapes to the fine finishing of surfaces, giving details of the process science, will be especially welcomed.

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Committee Members

  • Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems Inc, United StatesChair
  • Matthew Jenkins, Raytheon Company, United StatesChair
  • Dae Wook Kim, University of Arizona, United StatesChair
  • Dave Aikens, Savvy Optics Corp, United States
  • Jens Bauer, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering, Germany
  • Paul Dewa, Corning Tropel Corporation, United States
  • Rebecca Dylla-Spears, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
  • Chris Evans, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
  • Oliver Faehnle, FISBA AG, Switzerland
  • Ralf Leutz, Wielandts UPMT, Belgium
  • Ruth Mackey, mBryonics Ltd, Ireland
  • James Mooney, Harris, United States
  • Frank Nuernberg, Heraeus Quarzglas GmbH, Germany
  • Jannick Rolland, University of Rochester, United States
  • Tayyab Suratwala, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
  • Hideo Takino, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan
  • John Tamkin, Wavefront Technology Inc, United States
  • Chunyu Zhao, Arizona Optical Metrology LLC, United States


Jessica DeGroote Nelson

Optimax Systems Inc, United States

Matthew Jenkins

Raytheon Company, United States

Dae Wook Kim

University of Arizona, United States


OSA - The Optical Society

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