Dr. Eustace L. Dereniak
Professor Emeritus at Wyant College of Optical Sciences
SPIE Involvement:
Track Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor | Science Fair Judge
Area of Expertise:
Infrared Detectors , Imaging Polarimeters , Imaging Spectrometers
Profile Summary

Eustace L. Dereniak is a Professor of Optical Sciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. He is a co-author of several textbooks including Optical Radiation Detectors, Infrared Detectors and Systems, published by Wiley-Interscience, and Geometrical and Trigometrical Optics, published by Cambridge Press. He has written chapters in Imaging in Medicine, edited by S. Nudelman and D. Patton, related to research and development using thermograph instrumentation for the early detection of breast cancer. His publications also include over 100 authored or co-authored refereed articles. He is a Fellow of the SPIE and OSA, and a President of SPIE in 2012.

Dr. Dereniak received a BS in electrical engineering at Michigan Technological University, MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan and a PhD in optics from the University of Arizona.

He has taught at West Point Military Academy on sabbatical as well as summer courses at the University of Michigan, New Mexico State University and University of Central Florida. He has also worked summer faculty positions at:

U.S. Air Force, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii
U.S. Army, TACOM, Warren, Michigan
U.S. Air Force, AEDC, Tullahoma, Tennessee
U.S. Air Force, Elgin AFB, Ft Walton Beach, Forida
Publications (116)

Proceedings Article | 13 May 2016 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9832, 98320D (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223453
KEYWORDS: LIDAR, Gaussian filters, Spherical lenses, Algorithm development, Detection and tracking algorithms, Sensors, Optical spheres, Panoramic photography, Scanners, Laser scanners

Proceedings Article | 4 May 2016 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9853, 98530L (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223958
KEYWORDS: Polarization, Scattering, Light scattering, Monte Carlo methods, Ocean optics, Wave plates, Laser scattering, Polarimetry, Photons, Water

Proceedings Article | 1 September 2015 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9611, 961111 (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2190004
KEYWORDS: Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms, Hyperspectral imaging, Staring arrays, Interferometers, Monochromators, Calibration, Prisms, Sensors, Imaging systems

Proceedings Article | 19 May 2015 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9465, 94650U (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177406
KEYWORDS: Scattering, Photons, Polarization, Light scattering, Poincaré sphere, Optical spheres, Particles, Monte Carlo methods, Mie scattering, Fiber optic gyroscopes

Proceedings Article | 5 September 2014 Paper
Proceedings Volume 9186, 91860L (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2063979
KEYWORDS: Spectrometers, Polarization, Fourier transforms, Staring arrays, Sensors, Interferometers, Infrared imaging, Wave plates, Michelson interferometers, Infrared radiation

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Proceedings Volume Editor (22)

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 November 2014

SPIE Conference Volume | 20 August 2009

SPIE Conference Volume | 26 August 2008

SPIE Conference Volume | 13 September 2007

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Conference Committee Involvement (65)
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications X
24 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications IX
14 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VIII
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VII
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Algorithms and Technologies for Multispectral, Hyperspectral, and Ultraspectral Imagery XXIII
11 April 2017 | Anaheim, CA, United States
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Course Instructor
SC152: Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
The course presents a fundamental understanding of two-dimensional arrays applied to detecting the infrared spectrum. The physics and electronics associated with 2-D infrared detection are stressed with special emphasis on the hybrid architecture unique to two-dimensional infrared arrays.
SC278: Infrared Detectors
This course will provide a broad and useful background on optical detectors, both photon and thermal, with a special emphasis placed on the infrared detectors. Discussion of optical detection will be stressed. The fundamentals of responsivity (Rl), noise equivalent power (NEPl) and specific detectivity (D*) will be discussed. These figures of merit will be extended to photon noise limited performance and Johnson noise limitations (RA product). Discussion of optical detector fundamentals will be stressed. To aid the attendee in selecting the proper detector choice, the detailed behavior of the more important IR detector materials will be described in detail. Newer technologies such as quantum well infrared photodetectors and blocked impurity bands as well as IR detectors will be covered briefly.
SC180: Imaging Polarimetry
This course covers imaging polarimeters from an instrumentation-design point of view. Basic polarization elements for the visible, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared are described in terms of Mueller matrices and the Poincaré sphere. Polarization parameters such as the degree of polarization (DOP), the degree of linear polarization (DOLP) and the degree of circular polarization (DOCP) are explained in an imaging context. Emphasis is on imaging systems designed to detect polarized light in a 2-D image format. System concepts are discussed using a Stokes-parameter (s0,s1,s2,s3) image. Imaging-polarimeter systems design, pixel registration, and signal to noise ratios are explored. Temporal artifacts, characterization and calibration techniques are defined.
SC153: Imaging Spectrometry
This course covers the design of imaging spectrometers, from instrumentation to data exploitation. Emphasis is placed on scanning systems in recognition of their prevalence. All system concepts are discussed from the perspective of acquiring an image cube. Example systems (AVIRIS, HYDICE, etc.) illustrate current design practices. Noise-equivalent spectral radiance (NESR) will be introduced and explained. In addition, data exploitation is discussed and examples demonstrated.
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