April 27 & 28, 2021 Online. FREE Registration.

Photonics Spectra Optics Conference

Designing Optical Assemblies for Manufacturability

Presented by: Katie Schwertz, Edmund Optics

An optical design may function excellently in design software but completely miss performance targets in reality or result in poor yields. Understanding the actual manufacturing process will allow designers to design and tolerance for manufacturability. Learn about traditional glass lens manufacturing basics, rules of thumb for designing manufacturable lens element geometries, and reducing the sensitivities of your designs. Taking extra time early on to consider these details can improve performance and yield, while reducing costs in the long run.

About the presenter
Katie SchwertzKatie Schwertz is a Design Engineering Manager in Edmund Optics' Tucson, Arizona, USA office. She has over a decade of optical and optomechanical design experience and now manages a team of optical and optomechanical designers. Katie received her MS in Optical Sciences from University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences and a BS in Optics from University of Rochester, Institute of Optics. She is a co-author of the SPIE Field Guide to Optomechanical Design and Analysis (2010) and Photonics Rules of Thumb, 3rd ed (2020).

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