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ASPE Proceedings, Free-Form Optics: Design, Fabrication, Metrology, Assembly

Wednesday-Thursday, February 4-5, 2004
The Carolina Inn
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Technical Sessions

Session I
Applications
Wednesday, February 4, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  1. An Overview of Freeform Optics Production
    Claytor, N. E.; Combs, D. M.; Lechuga, O. M.; Mader, J. J.; Udayasankaran, J. (Fresnel Technologies, Inc.)
    Free Form Optics - Applications/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. A Compact Near-IR Focal Reducer with Dual Optical Prescriptions per Surface
    Barkhouser, R. H. (Johns Hopkins University); and Figer, D. F. (Space Telescope Science Institute)
    Free Form Optics - Applications/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. Need for Precision Engineering in Astigmatic Contact Lenses
    Heinrich, M. D.; Wildsmith, C. (Vistakon, J&J Vision Care, Inc.)
    Free Form Optics - Applications/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session II
Fabrication I
Wednesday, February 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  1. Two Approaches to Generating Free-form Optics
    Parks, R. E. (Optical Perspectives Group, LLC)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. First Results on Free-form Polishing Using the Precessions Process
    Walker, D.; Beaucamp, A.; Freeman, R.; Marek, A.; McCavana, G.; Morton, R. K.; Riley, D. (Zeeko Ltd.); and Dunn, C. (University College, London)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. Design and Realization of Components Based on Free-form Optical Elements
    Holme, N. C. R.; Johansen, M. R.; Dinesen, P. G.; Rasmussen, J. B. (Kaleido Technology Aps)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session III
Metrology I
Wednesday, February 4, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. Flexible Polishing and Metrology Solutions for Free-form Optics
    Dumas, P. R.; Fleig, J.; Forbes, G. W.; Golini, D.; Kordonski, W. I.; Murphy, P. E.; Shorey, A. B.; Tricard, M. (QED Technologies)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. Use of Computer Generated Holograms for Testing Aspheric Surfaces
    Burge, J. H.; Wyant, J. C. (University of Arizona)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. Design and Analysis of Diffractive Aspheric Nulls
    Arnold, S. M. (Diffraction International Ltd.)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session IV
Assembly
Wednesday, February 4, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

  1. Alignment of Aspheric Optical Surfaces at Goddard Space Flight Center
    Connelly, J. A. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
    Free Form Optics - Assembly/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. Fixturing and Alignment of Free-form Optics for Diamond Turning
    Sohn, A. (North Carolina State University
    Free Form Optics - Assembly/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Keynote Address
Wednesday, February 4, 2004, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Free-form Optical Components in Some Early Commercial Products
Plummer, W. T. (WTP Optics, Inc.)
Free Form Optics/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session V
Design
Thursday, February 5, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

  1. Optical Design with Free Form Surfaces
    Howard, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
    Free Form Optics - Design/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. Benefits of Freeform Mirror Surfaces in Optical Design
    Rodgers, J. M., Thompson, K. P. (Optical Research Associates)
    Free Form Optics - Design/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. Optical Design of an Infrared Multi-Object Spectrometer Utilizing a Free-Form Optical Surface
    Winsor, R. S. (ITT Industries); Ohl, R. G. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center); and MacKenty, J. W. (Space Telescope Science Institute)
    Free Form Optics - Design/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session VI
Fabrication II
Thursday, February 5, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

  1. Fabrication Examples of Non-rotationally Symmetric Optical Elements
    Mader, J. J., Combs, D. M.; Claytor, N. E.; Lechuga, O. M. (Fresnel Technologies, Inc.)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. Manufacturing of Free-form Surfaces in Optical Quality Using an Integrated NURBS Data Interface
    Brecher, C.; Weck, M.; Winterschladen, M.; Lange, S.; Wetter, O.; Pfeifer, T.; Dörner, D. (Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology); and Brinksmeier, E.; Autschbach, L. (Bremen University)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. Fabrication of Freeform Optics
    Creber, B. W. (B-Con Engineering Inc.)
    Free Form Optics - Fabrication/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter

Session VII
Metrology II
Thursday, February 5, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

  1. NANOMEFOS -- Nanometer Accuracy Non-contact Measurement of Free-form Optical Surfaces
    Henselmans, R.; Rosielle, P. C. J. N. (Eindhoven University of Technology); and Kappelhof, J. P.
    (TNO Institute of Applied Physics)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  2. Ultrahigh Accurate 3-D Profilometer Using Atomic Force Probe of Measuring Nanometer
    Takeuchi, H.; Yosizumi, K.; Tsutsumi, H. (Matsushita Electronic Industrial Co. LTD)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
  3. The Geometry Measuring Machine (GEMM) Project at NIST
    Kim, B. C.; Saiag, T.; Wang, Q.; Soons, J. A.; Polvani, R. S.; Griesmann, U. (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
    Free Form Optics - Metrology/Oral/Abstract/2004 Winter
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