Andrew F. Kurtz
Optical Systems R&D Engineer at Circle Optics
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Optics & Optical systems , Electronic Imaging Systems , Interaction of Imaging & Vision , Project Management , Concept Exploration & Research , Intellectual Property
Profile Summary

Andrew F. Kurtz is currently a Principal Scientist at IMAX Corporation in Rochester, NY, following extended employement at Eastman Kodak Company. He has worked on the development of optical technologies and systems in various fields, including film scanning, laser printing, image projection and display, and video capture.

Mr. Kurtz received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Optics from the University of Rochester. He was recognized as a Kodak Distinguished Inventor, for having contributed to over 80 issued US patents related to optics and optical systems. This work has also resulted in several published papers and a book chapter on the design of laser thermal printing systems. Mr. Kurtz is a recipient of a 1998 Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for his work on the optics for the Spirit Datacine telecine system. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Motion Picture Science Program in the School of Film & Animation at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Publications (5)

Proceedings Article | 18 February 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7527, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV
KEYWORDS: Internet, Imaging systems, Cameras, Video, Control systems, Image quality, Telecommunications, Zoom lenses, Cinematography, Environmental sensing

Proceedings Article | 29 September 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5525, Laser Beam Shaping V
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Gaussian beams, Modulation, Imaging systems, Laser development, Modulators, Semiconductor lasers, Printing, Nonimpact printing, Laser optics

Proceedings Article | 25 October 2000
Proc. SPIE. 4095, Laser Beam Shaping
KEYWORDS: Apodization, Gaussian beams, Lens design, Semiconductor lasers, Printing, Gaussian filters, Zoom lenses, Nonimpact printing, Tolerancing, Prototyping

Proceedings Article | 25 October 2000
Proc. SPIE. 4095, Laser Beam Shaping
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Eye, Modulation, Laser development, Modulators, Semiconductor lasers, Printing, Nonimpact printing, Optical arrays, Prototyping

Proceedings Article | 1 June 1991
Proc. SPIE. 1448, Camera and Input Scanner Systems
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Imaging systems, Sensors, Scanners, Video, Lamps, Xenon, Charge-coupled devices, CCD image sensors, RGB color model

Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Laser Beam Shaping VIII
28 August 2007 | San Diego, California, United States
Laser Beam Shaping VII
13 August 2006 | San Diego, California, United States
Laser Beam Shaping VI
1 August 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
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