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ISPDI 2013
CSOE

Jannick P. Rolland


Freeform Optics A Leap Forward in Optical Systems
Jannick P. Rolland
The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, USA

Abstract:
In recent years, the diamond turning industry has succeeded in the fabrication of optical quality freeform surfaces. Enabling technologies include (1) slow-tool and fast-tool servo systems and (2) freeform milling systems. Slow and fast tool servo technology can be added to existing diamond turning machines by enabling coordinated linear (z-axis) or rotary (c-axis) motions but surfaces that can be manufactured are limited. More recently, ultra-precision freeform milling and tool error correction techniques are enabling the manufacture of nearly arbitrary freeform optics. In this talk we will highlight some work in ultra-precision freeform milling conducted as part of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics setting the path to prototyping emerging freeform optics designs. Specifically, we will discuss investigations on freeform designs that are all reflective and well positioned for emerging fabrication technology.

Brief Biography:
Jannick Rolland is the Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering at the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester where she serves as Director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO).  She is also Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design and Engineering focused on undergraduate education and leads the ODALab (www.odalab-spectrum.org). Professor Rolland holds appointments in the Center for Visual Science and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. She earned an Optical Engineering Diploma from the Institut D'Optique Théorique et Appliquée, France, and an MS and PhD in Optical Science from the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. Professor Rolland is a Fellow of OSA, SPIE, and NYSTAR, and a senior member of IEEE. Professor Rolland served as Director at Large on the OSA Board of Directors 2010-2013. She is the recipient of the 2014 OSA David Richardson Medal.

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