Optical Design


Ronian received his B.S. in Optics and B.A. in Physics in 1997, and a M.S. in Optics in 1999, from the University of Rochester. He has more than twenty years of professional experience, and his optical designs have included objectives, eyepieces, x-ray-to-visible digital imaging relays, machine vision and classical illumination optics, and fluorescence detection systems for DNA analysis (such as real-time PCR and digital PCR). 


Click HERE to read Ronian's Linkedin article on virus detection using real-time PCR. Also, check out Ronian's announcement of a patent pending on the optical system he designed for a new digital PCR platform.




Click HERE to read about Ronian's concept design of a freeform variable-focus machine vision lens system without moving parts (presented online at the OSA Imaging and Applied Optics Congress, June 25, 2020).




Check out Ronian's air-spaced spherical doublet lens design generating uniform "top-hat" illumination from a small incoherent disk Lambertian source:



Applying the technique from above and generalizing to extended sources, Ronian derived a five-element spherical-only lens design producing uniform top hat illumination from a large (9 mm diameter) white LED:



Summary of the types of optical systems that Ronian has designed: