Prof. Simon Thibault
Professor at Univ Laval
SPIE Involvement:
Fellow status | Senior status | Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Optical Design , Optical Testing , Aberrations , Cryogenic lens design , Astronomical instrumentation , Coatings
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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 (137)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10745, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX
KEYWORDS: Infrared cameras, Infrared sensors, Infrared imaging, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, 3D modeling, Time of flight cameras, Modulation transfer functions, Time of flight imaging

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10745, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIX
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Optical design, Imaging systems, Cameras, Scintillators, Tomography, Ray tracing, Optical design software

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | August 10, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Mid-IR, Telescopes, Stars, Gemini Observatory, Sensors, Adaptive optics, Clouds, Exoplanets, Earth's atmosphere, Planets

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 17, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Telescopes, Axicons, Modulation, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 16, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Stars, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Coronagraphy, Space telescopes

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 12, 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Electronics, Clocks, Imaging systems, Cameras, Sensors, Amplifiers, Coronagraphy, Electron multiplying charge coupled devices

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Conference Committee Involvement (36)
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XX
11 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
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
Showing 5 of 36 published special sections
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