Eduard Muslimov (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille)

Optical design challenges: from mass-production of optical devices to high-precision instruments for scientific research
When Feb 16, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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The presentation is an overview of my past and present activities in the field of optical design and engineering. It will include my studies in the field of development of holographic optical elements and spectrographs design techniques, which I performed as a PhD student at the Kazan National Research Technical University. Also, I'll present a number of design examples developed for the State Applied Optics Institute. It will include devices for a wide market like OEM spectrometers and unique research instruments like a space-borne hyperspectrometer, XUV spectrograph, projection system for a fusion reactor etc. A special emphasis will be made on manufacturing, assembly and testing tasks, practical implementation of the designs, and collaboration with third parties. Finally, I'll present the recent results obtained at Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille including new approaches to design and description of freeform optics, innovative designs with curved detectors and certain design examples for upcoming missions. The latter are: MESSIER - a fast wide-field telescope for survey of low surface brightness objects; and POLLUX - high-resolution UV spectopolarimeter at LUVOIR space telescope.