Prof. Simon Thibault
Professor at Univ Laval
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
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 (188)

SPIE Journal Paper | 23 March 2024 Open Access
Rafael González-Acuña, Simon Thibault
OE, Vol. 63, Issue 03, 035108, (March 2024)
KEYWORDS: Wavefronts, Microscopes, Diffraction, Wavefront aberrations, Objectives, Polarization, Spherical lenses, Pupil aberrations, Optical engineering, Zernike polynomials

Proceedings Article | 4 October 2023 Poster + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12675, 1267514 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Cameras, Light sources and illumination, Depth maps, Modulation transfer functions, Distortion, Sensors, Neural networks, Image resolution, Image processing, Navigation systems

Proceedings Article | 14 September 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12798, 1279834 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Parabolic mirrors, Freeform optics, Off axis mirrors, Mirror surfaces, Point clouds, Optics manufacturing

Proceedings Article | 14 September 2023 Paper
Proceedings Volume 12798, 127980S (2023)
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Design and modelling, Glasses, Mathematical optimization, Computer vision technology, Image quality, Visual process modeling, Optics manufacturing, Data modeling, Systems modeling, Deep learning, Machine learning, Computational imaging

Proceedings Article | 14 September 2023 Paper
Guillaume Allain, Simon Thibault
Proceedings Volume 12798, 1279826 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Image quality, Eye models, Eye, Design and modelling, Data modeling, Optical design, Contrast sensitivity, Image processing, Spatial frequencies, Optical engineering