2017 Topical Meeting

Precision Engineering and Optics:
What are the limits of precision, and how to characterize them?

Monday – Tuesday, April 24-25, 2017
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Meeting Co-Chairpersons:

Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC
James E. Burge, University of Arizona

Program & Schedule


Monday, April 24, 2017

7:30 AM  Registration Check-In (Just Outside of Quail Room)

 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Quail Room)

 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Welcome Remarks & Session 1
(Quail Room)

  • Welcome and Overview of Precision Engineering and Optics
    Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC
  • Manufacturing of Precision Optics on Non-Precision Machine Tools
    Medicus, K. M.; Lynch, T.; Hyman, M.; Ferralli, I. (Optimax Systems Inc.)
  • Thin Optical Window Measurement with a Spectrally Controlled Interferometer
    Salsbury, C.; Olszak, A. (Apre Instruments)
  • Improvement of the Angular Precision of an Optical Metrology Platform by Disturbance Compensation
    Riel, T.; Galffy, A.; Sinn, A.; Schitter, G. (TU-Wien)
  • Scalability in Contact Lens Manufacturing to Improve the Refractive Performance and User Comfort
    Ellis, J. D.; Brooks, D. R.; Butler, S.; Zheleznyak, L. A.; Gandara-Montano, G. A.; Wozniak, K.; Knox, W. H. (University of Rochester)
  • The History and Future of the Stedman Diagram
    Blum, A.; Evans, C. J. (University of North Carolina-Charlotte)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Group Lunch (Javelina Room)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Session 2
(Quail Room)

  • MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Adaptive Optics
    Bifano, T. G. (Boston University)
  • 4DoF Active Optical Alignment Tool
    Haase T.; Guddei, B.; Diez, P. (Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Tip-Tilt Vibration Compensation: A System Analysis
    Sinn, A.; Riel, T.; Deisl, F.; Schitter, G. (TU-Wien)
  • Extreme Stability of a V-shaped Cavity Optical Feedback Laser Source
    Jobert, N. (Synchrotron SOLEIL); Casado, M.; Landais, A. (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement); Kassi, S.; Stoltmann, T. (Université Grenoble Alpes / CNRS)

4:30 PM
Bus leaves for University of Arizona (Meet in Lobby of Hotel)

5:00 PM
Arrive at University of Arizona.  Proceed to Auditorium to view film on Mirror Casting.  Mirror Lab Tour will begin.

6:30 PM
Cocktails and Dinner at the University Stadium Club

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Bus leaves to return to Westward Look

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

7:30 AM Registration Check-In (Just Outside of Quail Room)

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Quail Room)

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Session 3
Limits of Precision
(Quail Room)

  • Angular Measurement to 0.1 Arc Seconds: Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory circa 1900
    Rhorer, R. L. (Rhorer Precision Engineering LLC)
  • Stuck in a Moment: A View from the MIRE
    Egan, P.; Stone Jr., J. A.; Ricker, J.; Hendricks, J. (National Institute of Standards & Technology)
  • Limits to Resolution in Optical Dimensional Metrology
    de Groot, P. J.; Deck, L. L.; Badami, V. G. (Zygo Corporation)
  • Fizeau Interferometers: The Best Nulling Autocollimators Money can Buy?
    Evans, C. J. (University of North Carolina-Charlotte); Ruijl, T. A. M. (MI-Partners); Holmes, M. L.; Deck, L. L.; Soobitsky, J. A. (Zygo Corporation)
  • Characterization of Advanced LIGO Core Optics
    Billingsley, G.; Yamamoto, H.; Zhang, L. (California Institute of Technology)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Group Lunch (Javelina Room)

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Session 4
Spatial Scale of Precision
(Quail Room)

  • High-Precision Lateral Distortion Correction in Coherence Scanning Interferometry using an Arbitrary Surface
    Su, R.; Leach, R. K. (University of Nottingham) Ekberg, P. (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
  • Characterization and Optimization of Ultra-Precision Machine Tools and Processes by Time Resolved PSD Signature of Micro/Nano Structured Optical Surfaces
    Uhlmann, E.; Kühne, S.; Jagodzinski, M.; Malcher, M. (Technische Universität Berlin)
  • Surface Slope Error Distribution on Precision Optical Surfaces
    Girard, L.; Kincade, J.; Marchetti, L. (ZYGO Extreme Precision Optics)
  • Revisiting PSD Analysis Considerations
    Creath, K.
  • Computer Generated Holograms as 3D Calibration Artifacts
    Zhao, C. (Arizona Optical Metrology); Parks, R. E. (Optical Perspectives Group, LLC)

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Discussion Session (Quail Room) – More  Details to Follow