Max J. Riedl
Retired at
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Instructor
Publications (11)

SPIE Press Book | July 23, 2015

SPIE Press Book | July 23, 2009

Proc. SPIE. 5865, Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering
KEYWORDS: Long wavelength infrared, Mid-IR, Chromatic aberrations, Monochromatic aberrations, Computing systems, Refraction, Objectives, Aspheric lenses, Infrared radiation, Optical engineering

SPIE Press Book | August 9, 2002

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 15, 1995
Proc. SPIE. 2540, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering V
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Diffraction, Diffractive optical elements, Manufacturing, Adaptive optics, Lens design, Aspheric lenses, Infrared radiation, Optics manufacturing, Surface finishing

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Conference Committee Involvement (3)
Tribute to Warren Smith: A Legacy in Lens Design and Optical Engineering
1 August 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications
4 April 1991 | Orlando, FL, United States
Replication and Molding of Optical Components
11 January 1988 | Los Angeles, CA, United States
Course Instructor
SC134: Optical Design Fundamentals for Infrared Systems
This course provides attendees with practical and directly applicable design and evaluation guidelines and tools for the initial layout of infrared systems. Simple but powerful expressions are developed as approximations to quickly assess expected system performance. Since single point diamond turning has become such an effective method for producing IR components, including aspheres and diffractive elements, details and practical hints are presented for using these elements in the design phase of IR systems.
SC721: Precision Machining of Optics
This course will provide the attendee with the fundamentals of single point diamond turning (SPDT) and its applications for manufacturing optical elements and systems. An introduction to fundamental optical design principles is included for better understanding of aberration effects and the advantages of aspheric and diffractive surfaces, which can be routinely generated by the process of diamond turning. Materials suitable for the process (metals, crystals and plastics) will be discussed. The limits of precision of SPDT in terms of surface figure, finish and irregularity will be covered. The course examines alternative optical configurations, not suitable for conventional construction, such as monolithic collimators and "snap-together" optomechanical assemblies. Included are several examples demonstrating how such elements and systems are designed to fully take advantage of this manufacturing method.
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