Jefferson E. Odhner
President at Odhner Holographics
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author
Area of Expertise:
Holography , Interferometry , Fiber optic Sensors , Rayleigh Backscattering in fiber , IR imaging , Lens design
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Profile Summary

Jeff Odhner graduated from Ohio State University with a BSEE and the University of Central Florida with an MSEE. He has over 25 years experience in the design and building of electro-optical systems with a career that centered on laser, sensor, and night vision systems. He founded Odhner Holographics in 1983 and continues to operate it part time until 2012 at which time it became a full time business. His career started at a small laser measurement company in Columbus, Ohio. From there he went to Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin), Westinghouse Electro-Optics (Northrop Grumman) and Sanders Corporation (BAE Systems) designing, building and testing a wide variety of laser and electro-optic sensor systems from UV to the far-IR. At Corning Intellisense, a MEMS company concentrating on telecommunications, he designed and built test stations for evaluating micro-mirror arrays and other MEMS based products. As a senior principal electro-optics systems engineer in the Advanced Technology Group at BAE Systems in Merrimack, New Hampshire, he worked on a space based laser radar, satellite communication systems, and fiber pumped IR lasers. His last employer was Optics 1 where he brought in contract money to support his invention of a long range gunfire ID and position sensor. One of his more notable accomplishments is that Mr. Odhner is the father of two lovely and talented children.
Publications (11)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 27, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI
KEYWORDS: Chromatic aberrations, Telescopes, Optical design, Holograms, Holographic optical elements, Holography, Reflection, Lenses, Collimation, Optical instrument design

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 26, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6681, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VIII
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Data modeling, Scattering, LIDAR, Molecules, Nitrogen, Raman spectroscopy, Raman scattering, Performance modeling, Atmospheric modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 21, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5988, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Signal to noise ratio, Backscatter, Imaging systems, LIDAR, Sensors, 3D modeling, Performance modeling, Atmospheric modeling, Systems modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 21, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5988, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Long wavelength infrared, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Target recognition, Gated imaging, Forward looking infrared, Pulsed laser operation, Target designation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 20, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5871, Optical Technologies for Arming, Safing, Fuzing, and Firing
KEYWORDS: Radar, Transmitters, Electronics, LIDAR, Sensors, Calibration, Receivers, Integrated optics, Velocity measurements, Systems modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 8, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5614, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communications Techniques and Technologies
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Signal to noise ratio, Retroreflectors, Backscatter, LIDAR, Sensors, Reflectivity, Receivers, Telecommunications, Atmospheric sensing

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Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions VI
29 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions V
25 August 2011 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IV
6 August 2009 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions III
29 August 2007 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions II
3 August 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Showing 5 of 6 published special sections
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