Fun optical design contest

Hey all!
I was just introduced to this site by Erin McDermott. Great to see there’s a forum for optics professionals. I’m an optics designer living in Israel.
I came across this challenge a few days ago that I thought was really creative!


Anyone else want to take a stab at it?
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This is pretty cool, thanks for dropping the link @AlanG! I haven’t participated in a design contest in a long time (~7 years), this seems like a fun way to jump back in.

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Agreed! I’ve always really enjoyed the creativity of the problems that they announce. Thanks for the reminder! If I decide to give it a go, I will update you all on the progress and ask for your feedback and share my methods. It would be a great way to learn from each other about our tricks when designing!

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Yup! The Practical Optical Design Seminar group at the University of Arizona Wyant College of Optical Sciences is taking a stab at the IODC problem. I’m also very eager to see if Dr. Juergens is planning to post an illumination problem. I sure hope he does.