I participated in an overseas conference and gave a presentation. This was the first time I went overseas since the pandemic. The whole experience was a mix of excitement, concern, restlessness, and happiness. Let me explain. This was my first overseas trip of any kind since the pandemic As it was for everybody, 2020 and […]
Academic institutes that specialize in Optics: Utsunomiya University.
There are very few academic institutes that specialize in optics. The Center for Optical Research and Education in Utsunomiya University is one such institute. There are universities that have an engineering department. Many universities have a mathematics department. Other colleges specialize in music. I’m from the Physics department myself. 1. Introduction I live in Japan, […]
12 steps to learn lens design (so you become awesome at work).
Although I like to nerd out on lens design a lot on this website, it’s not only the math and techniques of lens design that interests me. I’ve found that to learn lens design, there are many more aspects than just being able to learn the software, or just being able to calculate the ray […]
I attended the ODF ’18 Lens Design Conference :)
I went to Hiroshima, Japan, to attend an optics conference. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot. I have to say that there was a lot of presentations on Freeform surfaces and Freeform optics, so that may be something that we can investigate further. Want to hear about one of the more […]
I presented at the ODG63 lens design conference.
A little while back, I gave a talk at an optical lens design conference in Tokyo. I had a blast, and I’d like to share my experience here. -Background: (The Optical Society of Japan) There is an organization in Japan called the Optical Design Group (ODG), a government institute that promotes optical lens design. ODG […]
Leonardo da Vinci: The intersection of art and science, and lens design.
I admire a lot of historical figures, and one such person is Leonardo da Vinci. By Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork, Public Domain, Link On the surface, Leonardo may not have anything to do with lens design. Leonardo he had a keen eye for both of the arts and sciences, and […]