Prof. James C. Wyant
Professor at College of Optical Sciences Univ of Arizona
SPIE Involvement:
Fellows Committee | Nominating Committee | Past Presidents | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Chair | Author | Editor | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Interferometry , Holography , Optical Testing
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Profile Summary

My major research and development interests involve using old technology, interferometry, and new technology, computers and modern electronics, to produce "state of the art" instruments for solving metrology problems in many industries including data storage, semiconductor, machine tool, optical fabrication, fiber optics, printing, and biomedical.

I am interested in technical education, especially on the web or by computer.
Publications (47)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 18, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10749, Interferometry XIX
KEYWORDS: Interferometers, Interferometry, Wavefronts, Polarizers, Adaptive optics, Phase interferometry, Optical testing, Computer generated holography, Aspheric lenses, Phase shifts

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | November 21, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Polarization, Interferometers, Interferometry, Polarizers, Phase interferometry, Optical testing, Turbulence, Phase measurement, Phase shifts

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | March 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9718, Quantitative Phase Imaging II
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Mirrors, Metrology, Biomedical optics, Tissues, Interferometers, Sensors, Interferometry, Polarizers, Optical testing, Data processing, Phase imaging, Phase measurement, Phase shifts

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 5, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Telescopes, Mirrors, Astronomy, Patents, Physics, Optical fabrication, Optical engineering, Radiology, Optical storage

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 3, 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7790, Interferometry XV: Techniques and Analysis

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Conference Committee Involvement (30)
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions XI
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions X
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IX
8 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VIII
1 September 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VII
11 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC212: Modern Optical Testing
This course describes the basic interferometry techniques used in the evaluation of optical components and optical systems. It discusses interferogram interpretation, computer analysis, and phase-shifting interferometry, as well as various commonly used wavefront-measuring interferometers. The instructor describes specialized techniques such as testing windows and prisms in transmission, 90-degree prisms and corner cubes, measuring index inhomogeneity, and radius of curvature. Testing cylindrical and aspheric surfaces, determining the absolute shape of flats and spheres, and the use of infrared interferometers for testing ground surfaces are also discussed. The course also covers state-of-the-art direct phase measurement interferometers.
SC213: Introduction to Interferometric Optical Testing
This short course introduces the field of interferometric optical testing. Topics covered include basic interferometers for optical testing, and concepts of phase-shifting interferometry including error analysis. Long wavelength interferometry, testing of aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, and the state-of-the-art of direct phase measurement interferometers are also discussed.
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