The Rochester Section of the Optical Society of America is a group of people in the optics industry interested in promoting the knowledge of optics for the local community.
Freeform and Conformal Optics Manufacturing and Metrology
Speaker: Edward Fess
September 16, 2014
Much like the “asphere revolution” that began nearly 15-20 years ago, we are on the cusp of another revolution in the optics industry with the utilization of freeform and conformal optical systems. These complex optical shapes have the potential to provide better aerodynamic characteristics for aircraft, lighter weight systems for space missions, smaller and more compact medical devices, as well as more optimized illumination systems just to name a few. However, the manufacturing and metrology of these types of optical components remains challenging. This presentation will focus on the development of the computer numerically controlled (CNC) processes that are being created to solve these manufacturing challenges as well as flexible metrology systems that can be used to characterize their optical quality.
Registration is not required. Please click here for event details.
Using Optics to Inspire Middle School Students!
Our educational outreach efforts help inspire middle school students!
Please see the outreach page below for the media coverage highlighted by the OSA Foundation.
Newsletters from previous months can be found in thenews section.
The Rochester Section is active in the support of optics education in area schools. The Rochester Section developed its Optics Suitcase in 1999. The Optics Suitcase is an innovative, interactive presentation package designed to introduce middle school students to many of the concepts of optics as well as other sciences.
Information on Joining
For information on how to join, please see our new membership form online. We still support both online and traditional postal membership renewal methods. Miscellaneous questions can be answered by our secretary.