Mountain View, CA--Optical systems and semiconductor software company Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS) announced that University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) students Bin Ma and Dustin Moore won its 2011 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Created in 2000 by Optical Research Associates (ORA), now the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, the competition was named in honor of ORA's former president and CEO Robert S. Hilbert. The annual optical design competition is open to students in North America working toward a bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree that use the company's CODE V or LightTools software to perform optical design and engineering research.
In his paper entitled "Design of Lithographic Lenses with Slope Constrained Q-Polynomials," Bin Ma, a PhD candidate at the University of Rochester, was recognized for his work on aspheric lens design using CODE V. Applications of Ma's project include ultra-precise projector lenses used to make integrated circuits.
Dustin Moore, also a PhD student at the University of Rochester, was recognized for his work on a panoramic imaging system using CODE V in his paper entitled "A High Resolution Four-Pi Steradian Panoramic Video System," which improves the quality of systems providing 360 degree, interactive video.
George Bayz, VP and GM of the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys, said, "This year, Bin Ma's and Dustin Moore's entries stood out for their effective communication of optical design principles and innovative use of CODE V for imaging systems design. I congratulate both of them for their outstanding work on these projects."
The annual Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. The competition honors the memory of Robert Hilbert (1941-2008), former president and CEO of Optical Research Associates, who was deeply committed throughout his career to fostering technical innovation in optics and supporting optics education. To participate, students can enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work that uses CODE V or LightTools software. Awards totaling $4,000 are granted each year. For more information, go to www.opticalres.com/student/optical_design_competition.html.
SOURCE: Synopsys; http://synopsys.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=951Posted by:Gail OvertonSubscribe now to Laser Focus World magazine; It’s free! Follow us on Twitter Follow OptoIQ on your iPhone. Download the free App here