LFW and the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster have teamed up to offer a monthly webcast series to highlight the newest thinking and innovations coming from our region.
Rochester is well-known as a leader in Optics & Photonics, thanks to the supply of talent from University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe Community College. Our entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset means that companies and government turn to the Rochester cluster for breakthroughs in applications like adaptive optics, geospatial imaging, laser optics, and nanolithography.
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The Cost of Tolerancing
The design and development of any optical system includes completing detailed drawings that specify allowable error limits, commonly referred to as tolerances. The cost of lenses is strongly dependent on specified tolerances and fabrication capability. This webinar will give practical information on cost and tolerance assignment that will benefit optical designers and engineers.
Much like the development of cost effective manufacturing technologies for aspheres in the 1990’s that has allowed the use of aspheres to be so prevalent in today’s optical systems, the development of freeform optics have tremendous potential to again revolutionize the precision optics industry. The vast capabilities of this type of optic are unquestionable; unfortunately, so are the difficulties associated with manufacturing and measuring them. This webinar will address solutions developed to-date for freeform fabrication, the benefits and applications of freeform optics, and the challenges that lie ahead to continue evolving the technology to manufacture these complex optical components to optically precise tolerances.
|Non-Medical Applications of OCT
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique allowing fast and high-quality two- and three dimensional imaging of semi-transparent and turbid media. So far, biomedical research and diagnostics have been the main driving forces for the reported applications and progress in OCT. However, the characteristics of OCT, specifically the ability to provide high-resolution images and depth-resolved information also in strongly scattering media in a contact-free and non destructive way, render this technique also attractive for a broad spectrum of research topics and applications outside the biomedical field.
Basics of Optical Surfaces: Roughness, Texture and Mid-Spatial Frequency Form Errors
Learn the fundamentals of tolerancing and testing for surface roughness and mid-spatial frequency errors. These factors affect all elements of the optics fabrication process – from design to manufacturing. Presented by Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Ph.D., Research and Development Manager, Optimax Systems, Inc.
In manufacturing of various medical devices, such as catheters, stents, medical balloons, swelling hydrogels, optics, implantables and many others, a thorough and accurate inspection is the critical defense against device failure and catastrophic consequences. Nevertheless, the traditional razor and micrometer are still the inspection tool of choice for many manufacturers. See how an accurate, optical interferometry instrument leads to non-destructive and non-contact 100% inspection during the manufacturing process, and in the lab, and can effectively minimize risks associated with manufacturing of critical medical devices, plastic and glass.
Aspheres can be used to reduce complexity, cost and weight of optical assemblies-but how? Learn from Christopher Cotton, GM and optical engineer for ASE Optics. Where and how to use aspheres for best performance improvement.
This webinar will explain specifying and tolerancing aspheric forms, today’s options for measuring aspheric form error, and how aspheric form determines manufacturing methods as well as influences metrology selection.
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