David G. Stites
Optics Systems Engineer/Independent Consultant at David Stites Consulting
Profile Summary

Independent Optics Consultant in system and lens design for imaging, illumination and laser otpics.

Military, Medical, Consumer, Commercial, Laser-safety, Lighting, Microscopy, Videography, Spectroscopy, Interferometry, Metrology. Finite-conjugate, zoom systems and specialized wide-field objectives and eyepieces.

Hundreds of projects supported from conceptual through detail design, prototyping through production.

Vast knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, vendor/sources, budgetary considerations, alternative approaches to difficult problems, design simplification, multi-discipline design.

Skilled in use of: Zemax, Pro-Source, Lensview, 3DSolids - Cobalt and Solid-works.

Have extensive technical library, SPIE proceedings, digital library access to OSA and SPIE journals, Radiant Imaging Light-source library.

Hold over a dozen patents on optics, instruments and systems.

Unique systems include: Head-mounted night-vision, UV-confocal laser scanning microscope, pulsed laser activation of silicon transistors on semi-conductor wafers, IC-inspection at the wafer level, Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with DUV and CO2 pulsed lasers for long range IED detection. Laser-scanning system for non-contact ear-canal measurement.

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