Trioptics lands funds to develop wavefront measuring technology
The goal is to increase the dynamic area of wavefront measurements, especially for the manufacture of intraocular and contact lenses.
As part of a project titled “MEMS wavefront sensor for the characterization of optical components--WaveScan“, Trioptcs (Wedel, Germany) will be developing a next-generation wavefront sensor. The company will be supported by funding from the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The goal of the project is to increase the dynamic area of wavefront measurements based on current MEMS technology to meet increasingly demanding requirements, especially in the manufacture of intraocular and contact lenses.
“It has been excellent to learn that the importance of our project is shared by the state of Schleswig-Holstein and the EU,” says Trioptics project manager Florian Mathieu. Aiko Ruprecht, manager of advanced development, adds, “We expect this project to show a solution for circumventing the limitations of current Shack-Hartmann sensors.“
Trioptics also announced that it is strengthening its management board to keep pace with growth, said managing director Eugen Dumitrescu. After starting construction of a new headquarters, Dumitrescu said the company is adding Steffan Gold as a second managing director. “We have known and trusted each other for years. This makes me happy to have won him for this position,” Dumitrescu notes.
Steffan Gold has 25 years of experience in the optical industry, beginning his career in 1989 in marketing and sales at Leica Camera. In 2002 he was appointed as a general manager of Viaoptic in Wetzlar, Germany, and in 2009 he joined Satisloh, a leading supplier of optical machinery for precision optics, where he was also appointed as managing director. Additionally, Steffan Gold acts as board member of Optence, a network of excellence for optical technology in Germany.