Conference Agenda

Topical Meetings and Sessions:

TOM 1 - Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
TOM 2 - Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics
TOM 3 - Optical System Design, Tolerancing and Manufacturing
TOM 4 - Bio-Medical Optics
TOM 5 - Resonant Nanophotonics
TOM 6 - Optical Materials: crystals, thin films, organic molecules and polymers, syntheses, characterization and devices
TOM 7 - Thermal radiation and energy management
TOM 8 - Nonlinear and Quantum Optics
TOM 9 - Optics at Nanoscale (ONS)
TOM 10 - Optical Microsystems (OMS)
TOM 11 - Waves in Complex Photonic Media
TOM 12 - Optofluidics
TOM 13 - Ultrafast Optical Technologies and Applications
TOM 14 - Advances and Applications of Optics and Photonics
EU Project Session
Early Stage Researcher Session organised by SIOF
Grand Challenges of Photonics Session

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Session Overview
TOM2 S02: Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics: Methods
Tuesday, 14/Sept/2021:
10:15 - 11:45

Session Chair: Youri Meuret, KU Leuven, Belgium
Location: Aula 5

10:15 - 10:45
ID: 503 / TOM2 S02: 1
TOM 2 Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics

Optical techniques and freeform optical surfaces realizing light beam transformations with prescribed input and output radiations

Vladimir Oliker

Emory College of Arts and Sciences, United States of America

It is known that a pair of plano-aspheric lenses can be used to transform a radially symmetric, Gaussian beam to a radially symmetric flat-top beam. I will show in my talk that the requirement of rotational symmetry is not needed.

10:45 - 11:00
ID: 173 / TOM2 S02: 2
TOM 2 Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics

A hierarchy of mathematical models for freeform optical design

Jan ten Thije Boonkkamp1, Lotte Romijn1, Martijn Anthonissen1, Wilbert IJzerman1,2

1Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands, The; 2Signify, Netherlands, The

We outline the mathematical framework for freeform optical design, based on Hamilton's characteristic functions and conservation of luminous flux. We present a hierarchy of three mathematical models.

11:00 - 11:30
ID: 500 / TOM2 S02: 3
TOM 2 Computational, Adaptive and Freeform Optics

Light shaping from a physical-optics perspective

Frank Wyrowski

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany

Traditionally, ray- and physical-optics approaches are separated in optical modeling and design. We present a unified modeling theory which is fully based on physical optics, but which also enables a seamless transition into the geometrical branch of physical optics where mathematically justified. This theory is applied to the modeling and design of light shaping systems. We show how established design techniques can be understood as particular cases of the unified theory. The unified concept provides flexible design approaches which combine the best of known techniques and even go beyond them.