Julius A. Muschaweck
CEO at JMO GmbH
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Optical Design for Illumination , LEDs , Matlab , C++ , LightToois
Profile Summary

I am a German physicist, and have been working on optical design for illumination for over twenty years. After a stay as Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago with Prof. Roland Winston (well known as the originator of Nonimaging Optics), I was co-founder and CEO of OEC, an optical engineering service which pioneered freeform optics. Later, at OSRAM, where I held the position of Senior Principal Key Expert (the highest rank in the OSRAM/Siemens expert career), I coordinated the over 100 optical designers within OSRAM world-wide. I then joined ARRI, the leading movie camera and lamp head maker, as Principal Optical Scientist. Now, I am working as an independent consultant, providing illumination optics solutions to industry clients, teaching courses on illumination optics, and writing about the subject. I am is the author of over 25 scientific papers and the inventor of over 50 patent applications.
It is not only the surprising depth, and mathematical beauty, of illumination optics that continues to fascinate me after over 20 years in the field. What really strikes me as unique is that is beautiful, deep theory allows us to derive strong statements about what is possible, and what is impossible in our daily work as optical designers.
Publications (19)

SPIE Journal Paper | October 27, 2018
OE Vol. 57 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Optical engineering, Optics manufacturing, Software development, Optical testing, Imaging systems, Biomedical optics, Lens design, Optical fabrication, Cameras

SPIE Conference Volume | December 11, 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | January 20, 2015

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 30, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8835, LED-based Illumination Systems
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Light sources, Light emitting diodes, Data modeling, Manufacturing, Optical testing, Ray tracing, Computer aided design, Binary data, Solid modeling

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | December 18, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8550, Optical Systems Design 2012
KEYWORDS: Semiconductors, Thermography, Refractive index, Scattering, Solid state lighting, Glasses, Particles, Silicon, Light scattering, Absorption

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 11, 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8485, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration IX
KEYWORDS: Mathematical modeling, Optical design, Light sources, Optical spheres, Lamps, Monte Carlo methods, Ray tracing, Projection systems, Geometrical optics, Optics manufacturing

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Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Illumination Optics V
14 May 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
International Optical Design Conference 2017
9 July 2017 | Denver, United States
Illumination Optics IV
7 September 2015 | Jena, Germany
International Optical Design Conference 2014
22 June 2014 | Kohala Coast, Hawaii, United States
Illumination Optics III
26 November 2012 | Barcelona, Spain
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