What’s Trending in Freeform Optics?

Yesterday’s R&D activities make way for higher precision and more extreme surfaces available today for novel optical system designs. This presentation will overview the latest advances in freeform optics and what kind of freeforms are available today. Applications such as off-axis telescope systems and high-power laser mirrors will be discussed and conversation starters to consider when purchasing a freeform optic. This presentation will also take a glimpse into current research topics and what capabilities might be in available in the future.