Prof. Simon Thibault
Professor at Univ Laval
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Optical Design , Optical Testing , Aberrations , Cryogenic lens design , Astronomical instrumentation , Coatings
Websites:
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 (123)

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

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10375, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII
KEYWORDS: Light sources and illumination, Modulators, Liquid crystals, LED lighting, Light emitting diodes, Lens design, Machine vision, Computer vision technology, Algorithm development, Biomedical optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 29, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging

SPIE Conference Volume | December 16, 2016

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 11, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V
KEYWORDS: Wavefront sensors, Telescopes, Beam splitters, Cameras, Adaptive optics, Optical instrument design, Indium oxide, Point spread functions, Mirrors, Calibration

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 9, 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Modulation, Fourier transforms, Collimators, Cameras, Metrology, Mirrors, Interferometers, Sensors, Signal to noise ratio

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Conference Committee Involvement (34)
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX
19 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Optical Design and Engineering VII
14 May 2018 | Frankfurt, Germany
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIV
15 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII
7 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII
9 April 2017 | Anaheim, California, United States
Showing 5 of 34 published special sections
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