Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI200
Advanced Optics for Imaging Applications: UV through LWIR V
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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The demands for lower system weight, volume, and cost while expecting enhanced imaging performance, coupled with many advancements in focal plane technology, has created a paradigm shift in optical systems, requiring renewed emphasis on optics development as a critical enabler in meeting the demands of scientific, industrial, security, and defense systems. The recent emergence of new design capabilities, materials, and fabrication techniques has created a near-revolution in designing high performance single- and multi-band optical systems. These developments have gone a long way towards answering the recurring demands for sensor systems having better imaging performance, longer target acquisition ranges, greater reliability, greater flexibility, reduced weight, volume, power consumption, and lower cost.

A strong trend towards the use of optical multi-band sensor systems requires the conference to consider the full optical region from ultra-violet to long-wave infrared. This conference will bring together researchers and students, as well as developers and users of optical technologies and optical systems, to discuss improvements in sensor systems brought about by the incorporation of advanced optics technologies and/or new techniques in their design, development, and manufacture. Our goal is, in the communities noted earlier, to inspire, advance, and support revolutionary advancement in optics and optical technologies. Papers that examine and advance novel concepts in optical engineering and demonstrate their utility in relevant, real-world context are desired.

Best Student Paper Award

Special emphasis will be placed on university research in general, and student conceived and executed research in particular. A cash award will be given for the best paper authored by a student, sponsored by optX imaging system, LLC. Presentations/Manuscripts will be judged based on scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Qualifying papers must be authored (first author) by a full-time student, and meet all submission deadlines. Papers will be judged by the chairs on innovation, scientific merit, impact, and clarity. Please notify the conference chairs if you would like your qualifying paper to be considered for this competition.

It is a pleasure to announce that the award for best student paper contributed in 2019 goes to Nicholas Horvath of University of North Carolina at Charlotte, for the paper entitled, “Concurrent engineering of a next-generation freeform telescope: mechanical design and manufacture.”

Optical technologies will include but not be limited to:

Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Metrology for:
  • reflective and refractive optics for the UV, NIR, SWIR, MWIR and LWIR
  • multispectral/multiple waveband imaging optics
  • multi-field of view optics
  • low-cost optics
  • advanced lenses (GRIN, diffractive, aspheres, etc)
  • new materials (GRIN, chalcogenides, polymers, nanoparticle-based materials, etc.)
  • metamaterial and metasurfaces for imaging optics
  • molded optics
  • freeform optics
  • optics and imaging systems unique to computational imaging
  • conventional/unconventional coatings for filters, lenses, and mechanics
  • stray light control
  • opto-mechanics, assembly, and alignment
  • optical systems testing
  • integrated optics/camera technologies
  • optics created through additive manufacturing techniques
  • newly developing optics technologies
  • design tools for new developing optics technologies.
For use in imaging applications including but not limited to:
  • infrared imaging systems
  • handheld/body-mounted imaging systems (objective lenses, relay systems, and eyepieces)
  • weapon sights
  • low light level imaging
  • small and large uninhabited vehicles (UAV) (air, ground, water, underwater)
  • ground-based systems (for observation, surveillance, navigation, pilotage, and targeting)
  • airborne systems (for observation, surveillance, navigation, pilotage, and targeting)
  • marine systems (for maritime observation, surveillance, navigation, pilotage, and targeting)
  • spaceborne systems
  • threat/hazard warning systems
  • vehicle guidance system
  • hyperspectral systems
  • imaging around corners
  • next-generation systems.
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