International Lens Design Conference (ILDC) (ILDC 2002)

Venue: Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park

Location: Tucson, Arizona,

Event Date/Time: Jun 03, 2002 End Date/Time: Jun 07, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 06, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 28, 2002
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During the past few years, many areas of optical design have seen rapid development driven by a combination of increased demands on system performance, significant advances in both computing power and design software, and by new manufacturing technologies that offer entirely new engineering options. With such a flourish of activity occurring throughout the optics industry, it becomes imperative for designers, engineers, and scientists to keep up to date with the latest state of the art.

The International Optical Design Conference (IODC) occurs every 4 years and provides the opportunity for attendees from around the world to interact on a structured and informal basis. The IODC will cover a wide range of applications and developments throughout the industry, and the conference is conveniently co-located with three other timely topical meetings (see above). There will be hands-on software demonstrations and a design problem will be proposed in advance of the meeting so that attendee solutions can be covered during one of the sessions.

Topics to be Considered;

Adaptive optics in optical systems
Advances in optical design software
Astronomical optics
Asymmetric optics
Coherence detection modeling and optical system design
Conformal optics
Diffractive and holographic optics
Education in optics, optical design, and optical system modeling
Fabrication and testing developments that expand the design horizon
Laser diode couplers
Gradient index optics
High power laser systems
History of optics and optical design
Illumination optics design and modeling
Instrument design
Integration of design and manufacturing
IR systems
LCD and laser display and virtual reality optics
Lithographic optics
Materials (glass and other) and material characterization
Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
New lens designs
Non-imaging optics
Ophthalmic optics and instruments
Optical data storage systems
Optimization - developments in local and global methods
Photonic and optical interconnect systems
Physical optics modeling and design methods
Plastic optics
Polarization considerations
Space-borne optics
Telecommunications optics
Theory and mathematical methods applied to optical design including new optical surface descriptions
Thin film coatings in optical designs
Testing and alignment of optical surfaces and systems
Tolerance generation and application
Vision testing and enhancement optics
X-ray systems
Zoom optics and multi-configuration optics