San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
11 - 15 August 2019
Technical Events
Round Table: The Role of Women Scientists in Renewable Energy
Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 7B
Moderators:
Monica Lira-Cantu, Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) (Spain)
Zakya Kafafi, Lehigh Univ. (United States)

Panelists:
Sarah Kurtz, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Jenny Nelson, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Debra Rolison, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Laura Miranda Perez, Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Pooi See Lee, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)


This round table will discuss the benefits of female leadership, women role models, balance between male and female responses to challenges and risks, making scientific research an inclusive world, male networking versus female solo-working, the role of education and importance of leaning, mentoring, and career development.

Part of SPIE Conference 11095: Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE)

Endorsed by SPIE Women in Optics
Poster Session - Monday
Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Exhibit Hall A
Conference attendees are invited to view a collection of posters within the topics of Nanoscience + Engineering, Organic Photonics + Electronics, and Optical Engineering + Applications. Enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, visit http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines for set-up instructions.
Illumination Technical Event
Date: Monday 12 August 2019
Time: 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Mission Hills
Chair: Jake Jacobsen, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

Please join us for an evening of stimulating discussion, networking, and conversation. This year we will hear from Dr. Joseph Shaw, Professor of Optics and Electrical Engineering and Director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana State University. Joe will be presenting his talk "Optics in the Air," a photo-rich review of beautiful optical phenomena and with the Sun as the illumination source. We will discuss rainbows, halos, birefringence-induced colors, and other optical phenomena we can all look for out the airplane window on our flight home. At the end of the presentation any member of the audience may present information within the broad field of illumination. Light refreshments will be served.

Light refreshments sponsored by:

The Optical Solutions Group at
Panel Discussion on National and Transnational Networks of Intense Laser Facilities: Impact for Science and User Communities
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 10
Moderators:
Annie Klisnick, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay (France)
Carmen S. Menoni, Colorado State Univ. (USA)

Panelists:
Sylvie Jacquemot, Lab. pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses (France)
Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (USA)
Chang Hee Nam, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

Intense laser facilities are instrumental for the development of advanced coherent and incoherent x-ray sources and their applications in basic science or society. To complement the existing capabilities there are currently large concerted efforts worldwide to build new petawatt- or multi-petawatt-class optical lasers. They will pave the way to next-generation radiation and particle sources and to cutting-edge research at ultrahigh intensities. To ensure that these unique infrastructures benefit to a broad spectrum of user communities, several national and transnational networks of intense laser facilities have been established independently in Europe, Asia, and in the United States. Their motivation is to facilitate pooling of know-how and best practices between infrastructures, and to promote access offers to users from both academia and industry. The goal of this round table discussion is thus to:
  • present the existing networks
  • discuss opportunities offered to SPIE's user communities and beyond
  • discuss possible joint actions for optimizing the scientific and societal impact of intense laser facilities.
Part of SPIE Conference 11111: X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources:Development and Applications XIII
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Del Mar
Chair: Mark Kahan, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)

This event is dedicated to the sharing of key optical lessons learned. Nearly all optical engineers, scientists, researchers, or managers have dealt with the unexpected. Many of these situations in hindsight are quite funny, and have buried within them key optical/managerial lessons learned. The problem with simply listing lessons learned is that as a simple listing, they are clearly hard to remember, thus history repeats itself much to our collective debit. This evening event will help us all remember the important take-aways by presenting a collection of small stories or optical parables from Leaders in the fields of optics and optical systems engineering. In this evening Session there will be three primary speakers, and each speaker will be given the freedom to embellish their material (within editorial limits), and names, places, and dates may be changed to protect the guilty, but all the take-aways will have a basis in truth as avowed by the author. Audience participation will be allowed/ encouraged, as time permits.
Optomechanical/Instrument Technical Group Event
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Mission Hills

Session Chair: Keith B. Doyle, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)

Fifty Years of Opto-Structural Analysis: Amusing Anecdotes and Peculiar Properties (Funny Things Happen at Infinity)

This is the annual meeting of the premier group of optomechanical engineers that design and analyze the world’s optical instruments and systems. This gathering is open to all technical attendees of SPIE Optics+Photonics. The feature speaker will be John Pepi of L3 Harris Technologies. He will review some interesting challenges and discoveries in Optostructural analysis during his career spanning fifty years. He will discuss what happens when the infinite (high aspect ratio optics) meets the infinitesimal (fractional wavelength performance criteria). He will present some peculiar properties of materials and amusing, interesting phenomena that are necessary to understand both critical minute deformation requirements and strength issues under environmental extremes. Following John, the floor will be open for other agenda items and a workshop session on Problems and Solutions. Anyone who wishes to put an item on the agenda should contact the Chair, Keith Doyle, at kdoyle@ll.mit.edu. Come prepared to present some challenges to the Group.
Lens Design Technical Event
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Marina Ballroom F
Session Chair: Rich Pfisterer, Photon Engineering, LLC (USA)

"Let's Give 'Em Something to Talk About!"

Lens designers! Join us for our annual gathering to meet and discuss… lens design! Let’s talk about what we’re designing, how we’re going about doing it (what materials, software, techniques, etc.), and which problems we’re encountering. We’ll also explore current technical and commercial trends in the marketplace.
This year's invited speaker will be Richard Juergens of II-VI Optical Systems, whose talk is entitled "Lens Design Problems Over the Last 30 Years." Since 1980, there have been several International Optical Design conferences (IODC). One of the more popular features of each IODC has been a lens design competition. A lens design problem is posted about six months before the conference, and entrants send in their solutions to be judged, with the results being presented at the conference. Due to the influence of David Shafer on this event, the lens design problem competition is now called The Shafer Cup, with actual trophy cups awarded to the winners. Several of the more interesting problems will be presented along with the results, some of which are highly amusing and ingenious.

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Light refreshments sponsored by:

The Optical Solutions Group at
Workshop on X-Ray Optics
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Cardiff
Chairs: Ali M. Khounsary, Illinois Institute of Technology (USA); Ladislav Pína, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

The X-Ray Optics Working Group provides an informal setting for the interested engineers and scientists to meet and discuss issues related to the design, analysis, cooling, fabrication, and metrology of x-ray optics. Topics for discussion can be e-mailed to the organizer, Dr. Ali Khounsary (amk@iit.edu), prior to the meeting.
Contributions of NASA’s Roman Technology Fellows
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Marriott Marquis, Miramar
Chairs: Nasser Barghouty, NASA Headquarters (United States); Mario Perez, NASA Headquarters (United States)

The Nancy Grace Roman Technology Fellowship (RTF) is a highly competitive technology fellowship for early career, US astronomers and astrophysicists in academia, government and industry. The Fellowship, started in 2010, is designed to develop and mature the next generation of principle investigators for NASA’s science instruments and missions. The Fellowship is managed by The Astrophysics Division at NASA Headquarters. This special session will feature recent and on-going technology development activities by RTF fellows followed by a question/answer period. This is also an opportunity to learn more about the fellowship from current and recent fellows, as well as from officials from the Astrophysics Division of NASA headquarters.

    Adjustable x-ray optics using polymer actuators
    Manel Errando, RTF Fellow, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (USA)
      Future X-ray missions aim to increase the effective area of Chandra while keeping sub-arcsecond angular resolution using sub-mm-thick mirror shells. Thinner mirrors will suffer deformations due to stray mounting loads, coating stress and thermal gradients that need to be corrected. I will present a simple, low-cost approach to correct these deformations based on depositing a layer of electroactive polymer in the non-imaging side of the mirror segments with a pattern of electrodes that produce an array of actuator cells. When a cell is energized by applying a voltage, it produces a localized mirror deformation that corrects the mirror figure.

    Advanced mirror coatings for next-generation far-UV and broadband space observatories
    Brian Fleming, RTF Fellow, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (USA)
      Poor mirror reflectivity and environmental sensitivity has long been the most limiting factor in the development of far-UV (90 - 200 nm) instrumentation. This paradigm has recently changed with the development of the protected eLiF coating process, which provides both reflectivity greater than 80% over a broad bandpass and resilience humidity exposure. The impact of these coatings enables multi-passed FUV instruments without the cost-driving environmental protection procedures of the previous generation. We present an update on the development and testing of these coatings, as well as present a selection of instruments upcoming that will demonstrate their potential for future missions.

    Flight of FIREBall-2
    Erika Hamden, RTF Fellow, The Univ. of Arizona (USA)
      I will discuss the flight of the FIREBall-2 balloon telescope in September 2018. As part of this discussion, I'll describe the detector testing and results from the flight, the lessons learned, and our plans for the future. In addition, I will discuss my transition from a postdoc at Caltech to a professor at the University of Arizona.

    Performance optimization for space-based astronomical spectrographs
    Randell Mcentaffer, RTF Fellow, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (USA)
      Spectrographs operating in space can uncover important physical processes within astronomical objects of interest, especially at higher photon energies. Increasing the throughput and resolving power of these instruments has been a key goal in the last decade to enable future missions to achieve many key NASA science goals. At the heart of many of these payloads lies a diffraction grating. Novel fabrication techniques can be utilized to create custom grooves on custom substrates, thus allowing for unique geometries that optimize performance. This talk details developments in the area of spectrographs incorporating reflection gratings, and discusses milestones and future plans spanning from one of the original Roman Technology Fellowships to today.

Future Video Coding Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time: 11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Room 19
Panel Moderator: Pankaj Topiwala, FastVDO LLC, (United States)

Potential Panel Members: Benjamin Bross, Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, HHI (Germany); Roman Chernyak, Huawei (United States); Kiho Choi, Samsung (Korea, Republic of); Nathan Egge, Mozilla (United States); Urvang Joshi, Google (United States); Gary Sullivan, Microsoft (United States)

Part of the Applications of Digital Image Processing conference.
Poster Session - Wednesday
Date: Wednesday 14 August 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. Exhibit Hall A
Conference attendees are invited to view a collection of posters within the topics of Nanoscience + Engineering and Optical Engineering + Applications. Enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, visit http://spie.org/OPPosterGuidelines for set-up instructions.
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