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SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum

Who’d have thought you could attend a conference and stay home at the same time? Because of the current world health situation, many conferences are now online, including the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference. In just a few weeks, SPIE will host this annual event as a free digital forum.

During the SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum on August 24-28, we can meet with you virtually at our online booth. View our demo video to learn how our software solutions can help you design accurate, easy-to-manufacture optical systems. While there, connect with our experts to hear about the latest CODE V, LightTools, and Photonic Solutions product enhancements. Or, if you need optical design consulting services, schedule an online meeting with a member of our engineering team.

Would you like to hear optics experts share their lessons learned? Synopsys engineer Mark Kahan will chair an informative session with leaders in the field of optics and optical systems engineering. Be sure to join this evening event on August 26.

The Lens Design Technical Event is always a popular annual gathering. This year’s invited speaker will be Dave Shafer of David Shafer Optical Design, Inc., who will give a talk on “The Future of AI in Lens Design: Lessons from 20/20 Hindsight in 2020.” Looks like we’ll have to sponsor refreshments next year!

Also, don’t miss the following presentations by our staff:

  • Tolerance eigenmodes of optical systems, John R. Rogers
    Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

  • Practical considerations for GRIN raytrace with commercial software, Bryan D. Stone
    Sunday, August 23, 2020, 8:40 – 10:20 a.m.

  • The importance of Petzval correction in generalized Offner designs, John Rogers and Andrew Rakich (Mersenne Optical Consulting Ltd.)
    Monday, August 24, 2020, 8:00 – 9:50 a.m.

  • Enhancements and applications of induced aberration theory, Blake G. Crowther, Jeff Hoffman, and José Sasián (Wyant College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona)
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 2:25 – 5:45 p.m.

  • A review of the initiatives in education and training tailored to industry needs over ten years of SPIE optics education and outreach, G. Groot Gregory et al.
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 8:00 – 10:10 a.m.

We’re looking forward to experiencing the new digital format for this annual industry event. “See” you there!