Thomas D. Ditto
Founder & Manager at 3Dewitt LLC
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
3D digitizing , Film and Video , 3D Computer Graphics , Laser light shows , Microscopes , Telescopes
Profile Summary

Before he graduated from college, Tom Ditto, then Tom DeWitt, had two films in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent and circulating collection. As an artist he was awarded Individual Fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the American Film Institute. His work in the arts used technology in new ways, one of which led to a patent. In 1995 became a P.I. for the National Science Foundation based on his work in optics. In 2006 he became a Fellow of the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts. He took the surname Ditto when he married the former Beverly Botto in 1994.
Publications (26)

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11116, Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems II
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Mirrors, Diffraction gratings, Diffraction, Collimation, Stars, Spectroscopy, Spectrographs

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11117, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets IX
KEYWORDS: Stars, Interferometers, Telescopes, Exoplanets, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Interferometry, Diffraction gratings, Coronagraphy, Diffraction

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11115, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts IX
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Prisms, Mirrors, Astronomical telescopes, Diffraction gratings, Spectrographs, Reflectors, Astronomy, Microscopes, Spectroscopy

Proceedings Article | 28 August 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Exoplanets, Stars, Telescopes, Diffraction, Space telescopes, Near ultraviolet, Absorption, Infrared telescopes, Coronagraphy, Holographic optical elements

Proceedings Article | 18 July 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9151, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Telescopes, Diffraction gratings, Diffraction, Spectral resolution, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, Grazing incidence, Spatial resolution, Wavefronts, Zemax

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