ORA announces student optical design competition results

Aug. 6, 2004
Pasadena, CA, August 6, 2004--Optical Research Associates (ORA) has selected the winners of their annual Student Optical Design Competition, in which awards totaling $4,000 are granted.

Pasadena, CA, August 6, 2004--Optical Research Associates (ORA) has selected the winners of their annual Student Optical Design Competition, in which awards totaling $4,000 are granted. The annual awards are presented to students in North America working toward a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. degree, who utilitize the company's CODE V or LightTools software to perform research in some area of optical design or engineering. The winners of the 2004 ORA Optical Design Competition are:

Top Prize
A 100x, 0.85 NA, Diffraction-Limited Objective for Thru-Silicon Microscopy
Jeremy Rowlette and Claude Matalanis
Ph.D., Stanford University
Using CODE V


Other Awards
Design of a Sparse-Aperture Interferometric Telescope
Matthew R. Bolcar
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Institute of Optics
Using CODE V

Complete Design of a Camera Objective
Melanie Laurent and Regis Tessieres
M.S., University of Arizona
Optical Sciences Center
Using CODE V and LightTools

Design of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and MBAC Receiver
Michael Niemack
Ph.D., Princeton University
Physics Department
Using CODE V

Design of Backwards Compatible Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Objectives for Reading New High Capacity DVDs
Chris Supranowitz
B.S., University of Rochester
Institute of Optics
Using CODE V

Optical Design Model: LED Headlamp
Jen Watkinson
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Lighting Research Center
Using LightTools

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