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Photonics Spectra Optics Conference 2021: April 27 - 28.

Tue, Apr 27, 2021 8:00A EDT
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Photonics Media invites you to attend a free virtual conference spanning two days. The Photonics Spectra Optics Conference will feature educational presentations on optics manufacturing, covering design and fabrication to coatings and metrology and other key elements of the optics value chain. The event will feature a keynote by Ulrike Fuchs of asphericon and a market analysis for 2021 and 2022 from Tom Hausken as the world emerges from the impacts of COVID-19.

Registration is FREE. Check out the full program and sign up today!

2021 PSO Presenters:

Ulrike Fuchs, Ph.D. [Keynote] studied physics at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena from 1999 to 2004, majoring in optics. Subsequently, she pursued her Ph.D. at Fraunhofer IOF and received her doctorate in 2009. Postdoctoral, she worked as research associate at the IOF Micro-Optical Department and as assistant lecturer at the Abbe School of Photonics. In 2010 she joined asphericon and became Head of the Applications Department in 2012. Her current position oversees all R&D activities as well as strategic product development. She was elected a Fellow of OSA in 2020, and previously received the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award in 2018. She is also a Senior Member of OSA.

Tom Hausken, Ph.D. [Market Analysis] has over 35 years in optoelectronics and focuses on industry activities at OSA—The Optical Society. This includes OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates, now a trade association within OSA), where he held a position earlier in his career. For 13 years until 2012, Hausken led market research and strategy consulting for lasers, image sensors, and a range of other photonic products at Strategies Unlimited. He was also a telecom policy analyst at the U.S. Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and held R&D and production positions at Alcatel and Texas Instruments in photonics and electronics. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in optoelectronics.

James Field, Vadient Optics.

Katie Schwertz is a Senior Design Engineer in Edmund Optics' Tucson, Arizona, USA office. She is responsible for executing optical and optomechanical designs, tolerancing, analyses, and prototype evaluations for both internal development and external customers. Katie received her MS in Optical Sciences from University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences located in Tucson, Arizona and a BS in Optics from University of Rochester, Institute of Optics located in Rochester, New York.

Jonathan Arenberg, Ph.D., is currently chief engineer for Space Science Missions at Northrop Grumman Space Systems. He has extensive experience in all phases of program and mission development, from early technology development, mission concepts, and detailed design to test and verification, and integration and test. His last major program assignment was as chief engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope.

Christian Wenzel, Ph.D., founder of Innolite, studied mechanical engineering at RWTH Aachen University with a focus on production engineering. He pursued doctoral studies at the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, Germany. After obtaining his Ph.D., he continued working at the Fraunhofer IPT as Chief Engineer of the Department for Precision-& Ultra-Precision Machine Tool Development directed by Professor Christian Brecher.

Peter Egerton is CCO of Alluxa, where he is responsible for the strategy and execution of global sales, marketing, product management, and business development functions. He has spent the last 20 years in the optics industry in wide-ranging executive and engineering roles. Egerton has led successful sales, business development, and engineering efforts at companies including Bookham Technology, View Dynamic Glass, Hewlett-Packard, and Alluxa.

Robert Smythe is president of Äpre Instruments and has more than 30 years experience designing, developing, and applying interferometry to optical manufacturing process control first at Corning [Tropel], then Zygo Corporation and now Äpre Instruments. He has a bachelor's degree in physics.

Dan Fiore is vice president of North American Coating Laboratories. He manages the sales and marketing activities for NACL while acting as a single point of contact for all industrial optical customers. In his 14 years in the optics field, he has presented and written nine technical white papers and case studies.


Tom Baur is the founder of Meadowlark Optics, Inc., a company founded in 1979 that designs, manufactures, and sells precision optics for polarization control. He is also the founder of Team Baur, a company that is developing a 75-acre business park in Frederick, Colorado. Prior to founding these companies, he was a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.
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