Kevin Thompson

Group Director, Research and Development

Kevin P. (Rolland-)Thompson, Ph.D., has been developing optical design methods and tools for tilted and decentered optical systems using CODE V for 35 years. Just this year, his work in what has come to be called Nodal Aberration Theory (NAT) was linked to understanding freeform optical surfaces. This insight has opened a new perspective on how to approach the optical design of systems with freeform surfaces.