My Services

Optical design and analysis services on an hourly basis for your R&D projects.  You’re hiring an optical engineer with two decades of experience to work on your project, on your schedule.

Optical Design and Analysis

I have the experience to know which design form is appropriate for your project. I use software tools to refine my designs and evaluate performance. Zemax OpticStudio Professional (current version), Matlab R2018a, and Mathcad Prime are my primary in-house tools.  My library includes over 2000 designs that can be used as starting points.

My lens design service includes toleranced ISO 10110 lens drawings, precise CAD models of the lenses with tolerance tables for the mount design, stray light analysis, and technical presentations.  I can connect you with lens fabricators and mount designers that I know do good work.  I follow through to ensure that the fabrication goes smoothly from prototype to production.  I can completely manage the prototype fabrication and testing if desired.

My designs have included diffractive optic cameras, plenoptic cameras, virtual reality HMDs, augmented reality glasses (waveguide and combiner), microdisplay projectors, anamorphic lens systems, ophthalmoscopes, spectrometers, digital microscopes, fluorescence microscopes (2P & STED), optical accessories (smartphone, DSLR, and cine), illumination optics (LED, laser diode, and fluorescent), and flux concentrators (IR and solar).

Optical Prototyping and Testing

I have basic prototyping and testing capabilities in-house, as well as access to larger optical test facilities and research laboratories in the Boulder-Denver area.  In my lab, I can breadboard both complex optical systems and simple electronic systems.   My measurement capability includes optical resolution, FOV, spectral characteristics, focal length, fringes of deviation from flatness, lens density, and lens radii.  I can also produce high magnification and thermal images.