Dr. George K. Knopf
Professor at Western Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Symposium Committee | Conference Chair | Conference Co-Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor
Publications (77)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 28, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10061, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XV
KEYWORDS: Oxides, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, Microsystems, Graphene, Electrodes, Glasses, Ultraviolet radiation, Crystals, Dielectrics, Ions, Capacitance, Zinc oxide, UV optics, Liquids

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10101, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Lithography, Refractive index, Light sources, Light emitting diodes, Waveguides, Cladding, Polymers, Buildings, Refraction, Light sources and illumination, Transmittance, Micromachining, Molybdenum, Prototyping, Fiber optic illuminators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 16, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10101, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Thin films, Transparency, Graphene, Nanoparticles, Electrodes, Glasses, Composites, Indium, Silver, Printing, Transmittance, Thin film coatings, Polymer thin films

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 14, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9759, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics IX
KEYWORDS: Fabrication, Lithography, Refractive index, Solar concentrators, Polymethylmethacrylate, Waveguides, Cladding, Polymers, Optical fabrication, Refraction, Diffusers, Micromachining, Prototyping, Nano optics, Fiber optic illuminators

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 14, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9759, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics IX
KEYWORDS: Zemax, Refractive index, Prisms, Light sources, Solar concentrators, Waveguides, Polymers, Solar cells, Wave propagation, Diffusers, Microlens, Geometrical optics, Windows, Polymer multimode waveguides

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 24, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9745, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVIII
KEYWORDS: Gold, Thermography, Transparency, Graphene, Electrodes, Polymers, Annealing, Particles, Solar cells, Indium, Resistance, Doping, Printing, Transmittance, Windows, Flexible displays

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Conference Committee Involvement (13)
Optomechatronic Actuators and Manipulation IV
17 November 2008 | San Diego, California, United States
Optomechatronic Sensors and Instrumentation II
3 October 2006 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Optomechatronic Sensors and Instrumentation
5 December 2005 | Sapporo, Japan
Optomechatronic Technologies 2005
5 December 2005 | Sapporo, Japan
Machine Vision and its Optomechatronic Applications
26 October 2004 | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Course Instructor
SC255: Opto-Mechatronic Systems: Techniques and Applications
Optical and photonic devices are being incorporated into a variety of “smart” engineered products and processes because these lightwave technologies provide components for high precision, rapid data processing, flexible circuits, and circuit miniaturization. Optomechatronics focuses on the tools and technologies needed to create intelligent systems from optical and optoelectronic sensors and actuators, flexible fiber optic and lightwave communication, smart machine vision systems, reconfigurable structures, and embedded control. Course participants will develop skills and knowledge necessary to adopt an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to optomechatronic design. We will provide attendees with an overview of the basic concepts necessary to effectively combine optical, electrical, control, and mechanical technologies and will review the fundamentals of lightwave technology and optical systems. Emphasis will be placed on design methods for integrating optical sensing, actuation, and control. We will review several practical case-studies involving optomechatronic products and processes. System performance will be analyzed and benefits/limitations will be discussed.
SC669: Optical Actuation and Control
This course provides an introduction to optical actuator technologies that enable light to be transformed into mechanical displacements or forces. The optically driven actuators can be interfaced with optical fibres and integrated optics to create “control-by-light” systems. Both indirect and direct methods of optical actuation will be examined. Throughout the course the emphasis will be placed on fundamental principles and system design. The design opportunities for utilizing optical actuation and control are illustrated by several innovative systems for optical micro-flow control, micro-pumping, micromanipulation, and lightwave propulsion.
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