Optics Valley Technical Series: Monthly Webinars for Global Optics & Photonics
The Optics Valley Technical Series is a monthly webinar series that discusses innovation, technologies and trends in the optics, photonics, and astronomy sectors.
The webinars are held the first Wednesday of the month from 8:00 am – 9:00 am MST / 14:00 – 15:00 UTC except in January, July, and August.
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Taking the Poetry (and the Twinkle) Out of Starlight with Adaptive Optics presented by Michael Hart, PhD, President, Hart Scientific
The atmospheric effects that cause twinkling of the stars also severely degrade the quality of images recorded by telescopes. The techniques of adaptive optics – where dynamic optical aberrations induced by the air are measured and corrected in real time – restore high-quality imaging in optical and infrared wavebands. This webinar discusses the basic principles and technologies of AO and describe some of its applications in the scientific, commercial, and defense arenas.
Sponsored by Hart Scientific
Improving Sensor Performance with Advancements in Optical Bandpass Technology presented by Scott Rowlands, Product Line Manager for automotive products, Viavi Solutions
To drive the mass adoption of ADAS systems in automobiles, optical sensor technology is expected to improve while the cost of such systems will be expected to fall. A view into recent advancements in optical bandpass technology that can play a role in this evolution will be discussed. These advancements are expected to enable automotive optical sensors to see real performance increases while keeping cost targets within reach.
Sponsored by Viavi Solutions
Marine LIDAR Technologies and Applications presented by Andrew Griffis, PhD, CEO, The Sensor Group
Marine LIDAR is a subset of the rapidly expanding global market for commercial time of flight (TOF) 3D imaging devices. This webinar discusses the basics of imaging in water, geometries and technologies that are useful for producing LIDAR data in water, and airborne marine LIDAR systems in use today.
Sponsored by The Sensor Group
Metrology as an Enabler to Challenging Optical Components and Systems presented by Shelby Ament, PhD, Optical Engineer, Arizona Optical Systems
Metrology – the measurement of optical components – is a critical step to ensure that what you make will work as expected. While it’s tempting to address metrology after the design phase, it is critical to consider it from the beginning. Metrology drives the overall accuracy an optic can achieve, the speed of manufacturing, and even the types of optics that are possible to make. This presentation will provide you with strategies to develop a metrology plan that fits your needs.
Sponsored by Arizona Optical Systems
Demystifying Optical Coating Production presented by Craig Ament, Founder, Arizona Thin Films
Optical coatings are utilized in nearly every facet of daily life. Though by no means a simple process, a basic understanding of the optical coating manufacturing process can be accessible to all, and that is the goal of this presentation which is broken into two parts: Anatomy of a coating chamber and the optical coating practitioner’s toolbox.
Sponsored by Arizona Thin Films
Manufacturing Custom Optical Components presented by Kate Medicus, PhD, CEO, Ruda-Cardinal
Optical modeling software packages like Zemax and CodeV are great tools for the design and optimization of custom optical systems. This talk will help you take the next step – how to manufacture those custom optics.
Sponsored by Ruda-Cardinal
Fast Axis Collimator Micro-optics for High-power Diode Lasers presented by Martin Forrer, Senior VP Business Development, FISBA.
In the high-power diode laser industry, the available laser power from edge emitting facets has to be collimated for use in the many different applications. This webinar will focus on the first lens after the diode laser facet, the fast axis collimator (FAC), formed as a circular lens.
Sponsored by FISBA
Commercialization of Scalable High Peak Power Diode Lasers presented by Lukas Gruber, PhD, Business Development Group, Leonardo Electronics
The highly successful project between the ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) pan-European project, Lawrence Livermore National Labs and Leonardo Electronics US (LEI) to develop a high average power petawatt laser has paved the way for the use of similar technology in commercial applications such as ion beam acceleration for cancer treatment, industrial laser peening and fusion energy.
Sponsored by Leonardo
Shop Floor Surface Measurements to Increase Yields and Profits presented by Erik Novak, PhD, Director of Business Development, 4D Technology
Manufacturers of medical devices, aerospace components, automotive parts, and other precision components are continually challenged to improve surface quality. Small surface defects can dramatically affect lifetime and performance of parts. Even non-functional finish and surface defects can affect appearance, leading to part rejections and loss of market share.
Sponsored by 4D Technology, an Onto Innovation Business