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Update on the Center for Freeform Optics

November 25, 2013

The Center for Freeform Optics (CeFO), which promises to usher in a new era of optical innovation by shaping lenses and mirrors in unprecedented ways, took an important step forward earlier this month.  Jannick Rolland, the center's director and our Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering, reports that CeFO completed the first meeting of its Industry Affiliate Board in Tucson, following a first Topical Meeting of the Optical Society of America on Freeform Optics.

The topical meeting attracted over 100 attendees, about half from academia and the rest from industry. Several faculty members across Optics, Mechanical Engineering, and the Laser Laboratory for Energetics, as well as 12 members from industry participated in the CeFO IAB meeting.  As Jannick notes "It was a good week for Freeform Optics, the OSA, and the community."