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Join Our Experts at the International Optical Design Conference (IODC)

The International Optical Design Conference, which occurs every 4 years, is coming up soon on June 27. Though this conference is virtual, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to interact with optical designers, scientists, and engineers from around the world in a structured, and yet informal format.

IODC always provides a wide variety of optical design disciplines and topics. Check out the full schedule on the OSA website. Join us for these talks presented by our staff:

Optical Design of the Mastcam-Z Lenses
June 28, 6:30–6:45 p.m. EDT
Blake Crowther

Compound Surface Descriptions in Illumination Design
June 30, 10:00–10:30 a.m. EDT
William Cassarly (presenting); Yong Fang (co-author)

Angularly Offset Aspheres – a Powerful Construct for Freeform Imaging Design
June 30, 12:00–12:20 p.m. EDT
Matthew Novak

Tools and Methods in Lens Design II
June 30, 4:30–6:30 p.m. EDT
Matthew Novak (Presiding)

Surface Slope Error Tolerances: Applicable Range of Spatial Frequencies
June 30, 4:30–5:00 p.m. EDT
John Rogers

Representations of Off-Axis Conics for Lens Design
June 30, 5:30–5:45 p.m. EDT
Eric Schiesser

Freeform Crossed Offner Relay
July 1, 2:15-2:20 p.m. EDT
Luc Gilles

Aberration-Based Design Example for Freeform Optical Designs With Base Off-Axis Conics
July 1, 2:30-2:45 p.m. EDT
Nicholas Takaki

We’re also eagerly waiting to see the solutions to the IODC optical design problems (which were highlighted in a previous post). On June 29 at 2:30 p.m. EDT, the winners will be announced during the IODC Design Challenge event. Dr. William Cassarly, senior scientist at the Optical Solutions Group (OSG) will give the Illumination Challenge presentation. At the start of the IODC Challenge session, there will be a special tribute by Stuart David, vice president of applications engineering of OSG, to the late Thomas Harris, the Founder of Optical Research Associates and Co-Inventor of CODE V.  A tribute will also be made to Roland Shack by Dr. John Rogers, principal engineer on the OSG engineering team.

Register online on the OSA website, and visit us at our virtual booth. We’ll be happy to chat about anything optical design and help you find the best solution for your needs.

Visit our virtual booth: https://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/osa_meetings/optical_design_and_fabrication/virtual_exhibit/2021/synopsys_inc/. We’re available to chat at these times:

  • Monday, 28 June: 08:00 – 09:00 and 12:30 – 14:00 EDT
  • Tuesday, 29 June: 16:30 – 18:00 EDT
  • Wednesday, 30 June: 12:00 – 13:30 EDT
  • Thursday, 01 July: 09:00 – 10:00 EDT

Synopsys is a Corporate Sponsor and Exhibitor at the OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, which coincides with IODC. Synopsys is proud to have the following staff on the IODC Committee: Dr. William Cassarly, Groot Gregory, Matt Novak, and Dr. Bryan Stone.