Optomechanical Systems Engineering

28 April 2021, 16:00 - 19:00 - Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

This course emphasizes a systems‐level overview of optomechanical engineering. Starting with the fundamentals of imaging, it reviews how optical system concepts flow down into optomechanical requirements on optical fabrication, alignment, structural design, mechanics of materials (metals, composites, and glasses), thermal management, and kinematic mirror mounts. The focus is on the fundamental principles underlying real‐world design problems, as well as the commercial off-the‐shelf (COTS) components used to solve them.

About Our Speaker: Keith Kasunic, Optical Systems Group LLC

Keith J. Kasunic has more than 30 years of experience developing optical, electro-optical, infrared, and laser systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has worked for or been a consultant to a number of organizations, including Ball Aerospace, Sandia National Labs, and Nortel Networks; he is currently the Technical Director of Optical Systems Group, LLC. He is also the author of three textbooks [Optical Systems Engineering (McGraw-Hill, 2011), Optomechanical Systems Engineering (John Wiley, 2015), and Laser Systems Engineering (SPIE Press, 2016)], an Adjunct Professor at Univ. of North Carolina – Charlotte, an Instructor for SPIE, an Instructor with Georgia Tech Professional Education, and an Instructor for the Optical Engineering Certificate Program at Univ. of California – Irvine.

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