Prof. Simon Thibault
Professor at Univ Laval
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Senior status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Optical Design , Optical Testing , Aberrations , Cryogenic lens design , Astronomical instrumentation , Coatings
Profile Summary

Dr. Simon Thibault received a BSc in physics engineering in 1994 and a MS in physics in 1995 from Laval University (Québec, Canada). He completed his PhD in optical system design in 1998 with the same University and after five years as head of the optical design department at the National Optical Institute (INO) in Québec. He joined ImmerVision (Montréal, Canada) in 2005 as principal optical designer and Director – Optical Division. He has authored and co-authored 12 patents and over 100 technical communications and papers for renowned optics conferences and journals. Simon is involved in several international conference program committees dealing with optics and is frequently invited as an expert speaker. He created the first ImmerVision panomorph lens design (IMV1-1/3) suitable for mass production, authored numerous scientific papers on the subject and is responsible for ImmerVision’s panomorph lens design certification program (CPOP). His interests and skills include wide angle optical imaging system design, lens design process, optimisation, optical testing, stray light and photometric/radiometric analysis of visible, near IR and IR optical systems. Simon is chair holder since 2008 of the new NSERC industrial research chair for lens design at Laval University.
Publications (127)

Proc. SPIE. 10631, Ocean Sensing and Monitoring X
KEYWORDS: Laser sources, Continuous wave operation, Polarization, Backscatter, Scattering, Sensors, Laser scattering, Receivers, Ocean optics, Signal detection

Proc. SPIE. 10666, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2018
KEYWORDS: Holography, Finite-difference time-domain method, Digital holography, Polarization, Magnetism, Wavefronts, Beam propagation method, Light wave propagation, Maxwell's equations

SPIE Conference Volume | November 29, 2017

SPIE Journal Paper | November 16, 2017
OE Vol. 56 Issue 11
KEYWORDS: 3D modeling, Lenses, Ray tracing, Lens design, Optical engineering, Illumination engineering, Coating, Panoramic photography, Distortion, Imaging systems

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 1, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10400, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Spectrographs, Stars, Spectroscopy, Interference (communication), Adaptive optics, Exoplanets, Velocity measurements, Planets, Space operations

Proc. SPIE. 10375, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII
KEYWORDS: Light emitting diodes, LED lighting, Biomedical optics, Modulators, Lens design, Computer vision technology, Light sources and illumination, Liquid crystals, Machine vision, Algorithm development

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Conference Committee Involvement (35)
Infrared Technology and Applications XLV
14 April 2019 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX
21 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Design and Engineering VII
14 May 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIV
16 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII
7 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Showing 5 of 35 published special sections
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