Diffractive Optics & Micro-Optics (DOMO) (DOMO 2002)

Venue: Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park

Location: Tucson, Arizona,

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 06, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 06, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 28, 2002
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The aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists and engineers with diverse backgrounds to discuss new developments in the various aspects of diffractive and refractive micro-optics. These discussions will include new applications and products, fabrication, integration, and replication technology, as well as modeling and design.

Diffractive optics and micro-optics continue to find new and interesting applications. These optical elements provide the potential to significantly reduce the size, weight, and cost of a variety of optical systems. In addition, diffractive and refractive micro-optics can be combined to provide unique system properties.

Topics to be Considered;

1. Fabrication
>Fabrication, integration, and replication of diffractive and micro-optical elements
>Pattern generation, photolithography, diamond turning, and single point laser writers
>Direct laser and electron beam write techniques
>Interferomteric methods, ion milling
>Photopolymer and photochromic materials
>Fabrication by nanotechnology
>Fabrication by self-assembly
>Plastic embossing, molding and casting
>Element characterization and performance evaluation
>Assembly and packaging technology

2. Applications and new products
>Optical interconnects
>Optical switching

3. Imagers and image processing
>Sensors, micro-optics for spectral analysis, miniature spectrometers
>Heads-up and helmet-mounted displays
>Integration of DOEs/MOEs and MEMS
>Diffractive optics in communications
>DOEs for WDM applications
>Nonlinear waveguide-grating devices
>Beam forming and beam steering
>Telecom applications

4. Nanostructured Diffractive/Micro-Optical Elements
>Subwavelength diffractive elements
>Photonic crystals
>Microsphere resonators

5. Dynamic Diffractive/Micro-Optical Elements
>Spatial light modulators
>Optical MEMS
>Acousto-optic and electro-optic devices

6. Intergration with active elements such as VCSELs and photo-detectors
>Optically switched elements
>Novel techniques exploiting microdisplays an other COTS optical technologies
>Design and Analysis of Diffractive and Micro-Optical Elements
>Elements for IR, visible, UV, and x-ray operation
>Optical and computer generated kinoforms
>Blazed, discrete-step, and continuous surface profiles
>Gratings, lenses, lens arrays, spatial and spectral filters
>Resonant devices, polarization elements, antireflective surfaces
>Diffractive elements exploiting nonlinear effects
>Multi-layer structures, multiplexed optical elements.
>Diffractive-refractive elements and systems
>Achromatization, aberration correction
>Computer-aided design and evaluation