Optical Interference Coatings

Optical Interference Coatings

02 - 07 June 2019
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico United States
Optical Interference Coatings

Held every three years, the OIC meeting has served for the past four decades as the premier conference on the topic of optical interference coatings. Scientists, researchers, engineers and students from all around the world attend to present, learn, and exchange ideas about the latest advancements in the field. OIC 2019 will cover all aspects of optical coatings, including fundamental research on coating design theory, materials, deposition methods, characterization technologies, and applications in electronic displays, optical communication, high power and ultra-fast lasers, sensing, solar cells, low-emissivity coatings, optical instruments, and space.
Like its predecessors, OIC 2019 will consist of five days of oral and poster presentations.  None of the sessions are held in parallel, so attendees can listen to a short presentation on every paper and then choose to visit the posters of greatest interest.  Each session is led off by invited talks by world leading experts. The conference also includes: three problem contests that demonstrate the start-of-art capability in the design, manufacturing and measurement of optical coatings; short courses that cater to the needs of beginning through advanced levels; a four-day technical exhibition by companies to display their latest products; a special evening technical presentation. The conference provides ample opportunities for informal discussions and networking.

Li Li

National Research Council Canada
General Chair

Robert Sargent

Viavi Solutions Inc
Program Chair

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More information is coming soon.
Schedule information will be updated in early 2019.
Invited speakers and their presentations will be updated at a later time.
In the tradition of previous OIC meetings, OIC 2019 will feature a special evening presentation on a topic of interest to our community.  The following evening presentations were given as part of OIC 2016.

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Joseph M. Howard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Monday, 20 June 2016

Biography: Joseph M. Howard completed his Ph.D. in Optics from The Institute of Optics in 1999, and continued his research in optical design of unobstructed reflective optic systems for space applications as a Research Associate for the National Research Council at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. Following his post-doc he was hired by NASA, and now serves as the lead optical designer for the James Webb Space Telescope Project, an orbiting cryogenic infrared observatory that will take the place of the Hubble Space Telescope. Joe lives with his wife and two children in Washington DC.

Optics in Nature – Blue Skies, Bluer Skies, Red Sunsets, Mirages, Snakes, Mosquitoes, Humming Birds, Glaciers and More

Willam Wolfe, University of Arizona, USA
Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Biography: William L. (Bill) Wolfe was born in Yonkers, NY.  He received his BS in physics from Bucknell University and masters in physics and electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.   He worked at the Willow Run Labs and the Electrical Engineering Department of the university until 1966.  He then managed the Electro-Optics Systems Department at Honeywell’s Radiation Center in Lexington, MA.  In 1969 he joined the faculty of what is now The College of Optical Sciences and developed its infrared program.  In 1995 he became Professor Meritless (since they found him out).  He is a Fellow of the Optical Society and former Board member.  He was president of SPIE in 1989, received its president’s medal in 1990 and its gold medal in 1999.  He was recognized by his alma mater for outstanding achievement in his field.  He has consulted with many major companies and served on numerous, government advisory committees.  Professor Wolfe has written six books on technical and non-technical optical subjects and authored or co-authored five handbooks and lectured to lay audiences for the last twenty years.  He occasionally finishes a crossword puzzle and lands a wily trout with the fly rod – and reel and line and tippet and fly. 


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