David Aikens

President and Founder

Dave Aikens is president and founder of Savvy Optics Corp, a Connecticut optics company dedicated to serving the optics industry through practical optical design and engineering, and offering products and training that is required for the 21st century. Before striking out on his own, Dave was in the metrology engineering group at Zygo Corporation, the optical engineering group at Thermawave (now KLA-Tencor), and the NIF optical design and fabrication group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He has been working on national and international optics standards and specifications for more than 15 years.

With the withdrawal or inactivation of most of the old MIL standards, future optics drawings in the US will be based on a variant of ISO 10110, such as this drawing of a simple biconvex singlet.
Test & Measurement

OPTICAL STANDARDS: US optics standards need change

Dec. 1, 2012
US organizations are donating their expertise not only to develop a new set of national optics standards but to review and ballot ISO standards as well, ensuring that the US optics...