David M. Aikens

Fellow Member | President at Savvy Optics Corp
Aikens, David M.
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SPIE Membership: 17.2 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Area of Expertise: Optical Design, Optics Specifications, Scratch and Dig, Surface Texture
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I am a veteran optical engineer, businessman and engineering manager, with 30 years of experience in lens design, optics, optical engineering, optical products, and optical systems development. At different times, I have run operations, engineering, research, and business organizations varying in size for a handful of energized engineers, to more than 75 professionals. I love optics, lens design, engineering management and business, and bring energy and enthusiasm to every position. I am a creative, out of the box thinker with real-world experience at getting things done.

Right now I am focused on solving the problems associated with surface imperfections and surface texture on optics. I started Savvy Optics Corp. in 2007 to offer education, training, services, and products that address these critical areas. In addition, I continue to devote about half my time doing optical system engineering and design, specializing in practical optical design solutions for reconnaisance, semiconductor, lighting, spectroscopy, metrology, and biomedical applications.

Specialties: lens design, scratch and dig, ISO 10110, mid-spatial frequency ripple, illumination systems design, and instrument and product specifications and marketing, especially with optically related products.

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