Dr. Howard Fein
Chief Optical Scientist at Peak Nano Optics LLC
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Area of Expertise:
Optical System Design , Nanolayer polymer GRIN optical design , GRIN optics design , Holographic NonDestructive Test , Machine Vision System deisgn and applications
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Profile Summary

o Over 35 years of experience and expertise with practical applications in diverse fields of advanced optics and design, optical and holographic interferometry and nondestructive structural and vibration analysis and applications, digital imaging and machine vision, medical and microscopic imaging, laser development and applications, optical testing, metrology, and radiation measurement. Innovative, practical solutions to technical problems come from an extremely strong and intuitive background in optics, laser, electro-optics, fiber optics technology, and optical design and analysis
o Technology Lead Scientist for R&D, large contract development, marketing, and sales of Prototype and integrated production optical components and systems
o Chief designer of unique optical components and integrated optical systems employing proprietary Polymer Nano-Layer Gradient Index optical materials in DOD-related programs supported by DARPA, ONR, NRL, AFRL.
o Also Primary designer of unique, compact, and highly efficient Prototype Military VIS, IR LIDAR and TeraHertz optical systems for operational test and evaluation.
o Current design work employs modern optical design software tools such as ZEMAX17 and Photonics Engineering FRED software.
o Internationally respected authority in the field of holographic interferometry, vibration, structural, and nondestructive testing.
o Expert with state of the art Optical Metrology
o Designer of unique (Patent-pending) ultra-miniature medical illumination systems and medical and industrial digital microscopic imaging systems
o Numerous public technology presentations in industry and academia
o Authored approximately 50 technical articles, invited papers, book chapters, and presentations
o Over 25 current patents and co-patents in Optical design, Medical and LIDAR Optics, digital imaging, machine vision, and optical metrology.
Publications (24)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 8, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10627, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR III
KEYWORDS: Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Refractive index, Polymers, Glasses, Lens design, Modulation transfer functions, Spherical lenses, Optics manufacturing, Polymer thin films

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 17, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9822, Advanced Optics for Defense Applications: UV through LWIR
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Gradient-index optics, GRIN lenses, Optical components, Monochromatic aberrations, Optical design, Lenses, Polymers, Wavefronts, Nanomaterials, Aspheric lenses, Spherical lenses, Polymer thin films, Photorefractive polymers, Temperature metrology

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 12, 2003
Proc. SPIE. 5092, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VIII
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Fringe analysis, Holograms, Holography, Data modeling, Nondestructive evaluation, Computer simulations, Vibrometry, Holographic interferometry, Acoustics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 4, 2003
Proc. SPIE. 5005, Practical Holography XVII and Holographic Materials IX
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Fringe analysis, Holograms, Holography, Data modeling, Nondestructive evaluation, Computer simulations, Vibrometry, Holographic interferometry, Acoustics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | June 4, 2001
Proc. SPIE. 4296, Practical Holography XV and Holographic Materials VII
KEYWORDS: Fringe analysis, Holograms, Holography, Data modeling, Video, Nondestructive evaluation, Vibrometry, Modal analysis, Finite element methods, Holographic interferometry

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 17, 2000
Proc. SPIE. 3956, Practical Holography XIV and Holographic Materials VI
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Fringe analysis, Holograms, Holography, Digital holography, Data modeling, Ceramics, Inspection, Nondestructive evaluation, Holographic interferometry

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