Increasingly, aspheric optical elements are moving from the specialized to the commonplace. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in IR optical systems, where it is common to find more aspheric elements than spherical ones. But despite the increasing use of aspheres, specifying their shape and other properties is still far from a routine process.
Greg Forbes of QED Technologies will present a new and intuitive way to mathematically represent rotationally symmetric aspheric surfaces, leading to easier interpretations and sanity checks as well as more-direct assessments of manufacturability. Dave Aikens of Savvy Optics will highlight some of the key issues to consider when specifying an aspheric optical element, and will provide guidance on making the best use of the optical-drawing formats available to the user today.
- Review of conventional asphere-shape representation
- A new, simpler way to represent aspheres
- Review of surface-form tolerancing
- Key issues in specifying an aspheric optical element
- Guidance on specifying for manufacturability
Who Should Attend:
Engineers, Optical Designers, Optical System Engineers, Optical Manufacturers, IR System Designers.
October 29, 2010
10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT | 1:00 PM EDT | 17:00 GMT
Premieres LIVE: October 29, 2010