Overview of Services
Optical Fabrication assistance
From fine old craft to newest techniques, theory and
practice; micro to massive; singles to mass production; and
UV to IR—I offer practical tips and fine points on sequence, methods and
Optical Testing and Metrology
My extensive library is supplemented with a
collection of original instrument designs and little-known and undocumented
techniques gathered over decades of practice. I also have access to a
comprehensive battery of optical testing instrumentation through which I can
provide independent, NIST-traceable inspections and certifications.
A decade of managing QA; creating and administering quality systems to
MIL-I-45208A, ISO-9001, and ISO-9000-2000; training technicians; and handling
My writing is clear, accurate, organized and appropriate to the audience.
An experienced teacher, I can help with shop methods, shop
math, test methods, quality awareness and general optics. I can create
customized programs or present from my repertoire.
Lens designers, laser engineers, marketers, coaters, fabricators,
customers, vendors, and QA departments all speak different languages. I can
translate to create a common vision.
Design for Manufacture
Your needs will be met only if you can afford to get
it made to spec. I think practically about how to make what will work.
Polarization; alignment; materials properties; optomechanical,
thermal, and vibration issues; appropriate specifications; design for
manufacture—there’s more to it than "lens design."
My critical thinking, physical intuition, and decades of
lessons learned can help you out of a hole.