About Us

Proof of Concept was formed in 2013 to meet industry demands for project-based optical support.  The company is owned and managed by Donna Waters, who personally handles all design projects.  Donna holds an MS Physics from UC Santa Cruz and an MS Optics from the University of Central Florida (CREOL).  Throughout the 90’s, she worked as an R&D scientist in photovoltaics, photoelectrochemistry, and ultrafast laser spectroscopy.  Since 2000, she has been working as an optical designer and analyst.  She has designed optics for a broad range of applications, including virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses, ophthalmoscopes, microdisplay projectors, plenoptic cameras, diffractive cameras, fluorescence microscopes, spectrometers, and infrared systems.