Dr. Mary G. Turner
Technical Fellow, Optical Design
SPIE Involvement:
Corporate and Exhibitor Committee | Editor | Author | Visiting Lecturer
Area of Expertise:
Optical design , ASAP , Optical simulation , ZEMAX , Tolerancing
Profile Summary

Develop and conduct training covering all aspects of optical and illumination systems design and analysis, utilizing a wide array of optical software, including ZEMAX, ASAP, APEX and IntelliWave. Course include :
•Introductory Optical Design, including First order optics and aberration theory
•Advanced Optical System Design Using ZEMAX
•Tolerancing and Alignment Analysis of Optical Systems
•Stray Light and Illumination Analysis Using ZEMAX
•Advanced Illumination Analysis Using ASAP
•Ghost Analysis of Imaging Systems
•Interferometric Analysis Using IntelliWave
•Introduction to APEX Optical Software
Develop customized software necessary to expand and enhance optical softawre for specialized applications, including tolerancing, optical testing, and specialized surface modeling.
As Adjunct Professor, College of Optical Sciences, University of Ariizona, lecture on optical design theory, optical design tools, polarization device modeling and tolerance analysis to graduate and undergraduate optical students. Lectures were integrated into several courses at the College.
Publications (7)

Proceedings Article | 22 August 2009 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7433, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification III
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Data modeling, Polarization, Liquid crystals, Computer aided design, Tolerancing, Optics manufacturing, Assembly tolerances, Performance modeling, Systems modeling

Proceedings Article | 11 September 2008 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7061, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI
KEYWORDS: Optical design, Detection and tracking algorithms, Imaging systems, Annealing, Control systems, Ray tracing, Aspheric lenses, Computer aided design, Optimization (mathematics), Algorithms

Proceedings Article | 16 November 2004 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 5579, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Telecommunications, Sensors, Software, and Lasers
KEYWORDS: Finite-difference time-domain method, Interfaces, Wavefronts, Computer programming, Wave propagation, Ray tracing, Computer aided design, Tolerancing, Systems modeling, RGB color model


Proceedings Article | 1 November 1996 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 2863, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VI
KEYWORDS: GRIN lenses, Optical components, Optical design, Statistical analysis, Glasses, Aspheric lenses, Chemical elements, Spherical lenses, Tolerancing, Optics manufacturing

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Proceedings Volume Editor (2)

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 October 2012

SPIE Conference Volume | 5 September 2006

Conference Committee Involvement (10)
Tribute to William Wolfe
15 August 2012 | San Diego, California, United States
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XII
3 August 2009 | San Diego, California, United States
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI
13 August 2008 | San Diego, California, United States
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization X
28 August 2007 | San Diego, California, United States
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization IX
15 August 2006 | San Diego, California, United States
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