Dr. David Kessler
Owner at Kessler Optics & Photonics Solutions, Ltd.
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Chair | Author
Area of Expertise:
0pical design , laser systems , displays and goggles , projection , optical sciences , patents / IP
Profile Summary

David Kessler is a senior optical physicist and designer with extensive experience in research and development in the area of advanced optical systems. He is proficient in aberrations theory, physical optics, laser sciences, optical systems architecture and design, major optical CADs, and IP generation and protection.
David has a distinguished record of 85 US patents and 23 published papers. In addition he holds foreign patents and has given numerous presentations at professional meetings.
After earning his Master of Sciences degree, in Electro-optics, with distinction, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he directed for three years a team, which developed innovative laser guiding systems for the Israeli Military Industries.
Following his Ph.D. degree from the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, he joined the Eastman Kodak Company where he started and managed an advanced optical systems design group within Kodak Research Labs. As a Senior Research Associate at Kodak, he was considered the top technical person in the field of optical systems design and technologies in the company. David worked for two years on connecting Kodak business and research to the extensive Israeli high tech industry. He was a visiting professor while on two sabbaticals at Tel Aviv University.
David had Kodak-wide impact resulting in highly innovative and successful products in photofinishing labs, hospitals, commercial offset printing and the movie industry. In addition, he developed imaging systems, cameras, scanners, LCD and OLED displays, projection systems, ophthalmic and optical dental systems.
David was awarded the title “Distinguished Inventor” by Kodak CTO. He was appointed in 1995 to the Kodak Research Council, a group of the company's 50 top scientists. He won the prestigious “Team Achievement Award” for three different projects.
David received the Primetime Emmy award 1997 from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the Kodak Spirit Datacine . David i
Publications (8)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 27, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Augmented reality, Navigation systems, 3D displays, Freeform optics, Stereoscopic displays, Global Positioning System, 3D volumetric displays, 3D volumetric display

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 16, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9236, Scanning Microscopies 2014
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Imaging systems, Scanners, High power lasers, Reflectivity, Laser scanners, Relays, Aspheric lenses, Spherical lenses, Laser systems engineering

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 28, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8215, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V
KEYWORDS: Monochromatic aberrations, Mirrors, Imaging systems, Scanners, Reflectivity, Wavefronts, Projection systems, Relays, Aspheric lenses, Laser systems engineering

Proc. SPIE. 5006, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems X
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Beam splitters, Eye, Imaging systems, Image resolution, Liquid crystal on silicon, LCDs, Diffusers, Spherical lenses, Autostereoscopic displays

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 23, 2002
Proc. SPIE. 4832, International Optical Design Conference 2002
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Optical design, Beam splitters, Eye, Imaging systems, Spatial light modulators, LCDs, Chemical elements, Spherical lenses, Prototyping

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

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Conference Committee Involvement (1)
Optical Hard Copy and Printing Systems
13 February 1990 | Santa Clara, CA, United States
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