Prof. Simon Thibault
Professor at Univ Laval
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Optical Engineering | 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 (134)

Proceedings Article | 22 April 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11422, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XIII
KEYWORDS: Satellites, Cameras, Sun, Stars, Surveillance, Sensors, Device simulation, Space operations, Photons, Reflection

Proceedings Article | 10 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11278, Ultrafast Phenomena and Nanophotonics XXIV
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast phenomena, Near field optics, Optical metrology, Ultrafast measurement systems, Beam shaping, Femtosecond phenomena, Pulsed laser operation, Laser applications, Ultrafast imaging, Optics

Proceedings Article | 15 November 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11175, Optifab 2019
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Diamond turning, Aluminum, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Surface roughness, Surface finishing

Proceedings Article | 12 September 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11080, Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2019
KEYWORDS: Lens design, Geometrical optics, Metamaterials, Imaging systems, Systems modeling, Visual process modeling, Visualization, Ray tracing, Fourier transforms, Optical design software

Proceedings Article | 30 August 2019
Proc. SPIE. 11104, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XX
KEYWORDS: Lens design, Glasses, Neural networks, Performance modeling, Ray tracing, Geometrical optics, Databases, Network architectures, Interfaces, Lenses

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Proceedings Volume Editor (12)

SPIE Conference Volume | 4 November 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 5 November 2018

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 November 2017

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 December 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 28 September 2015

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Conference Committee Involvement (40)
Optical Design and Engineering VIII
13 September 2021 | Madrid, Spain
Infrared Technology and Applications XLVII
11 April 2021 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XXI
24 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Infrared Technology and Applications XLVI
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XX
12 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
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