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Rugged Micro-Optic Packaging for Extreme Environments

From the high-vacuum cold environment of space, to the high-pressure, high-temperature environment of down-hole applications, optical assemblies are being deployed in increasingly harsh environments. With its rich history of sending opto-electronics into these extreme settings, Avo Photonics boasts a team of industry-leading engineers with specialized expertise in robust design and manufacturing. In this webinar, Dr. Thomas Haslett, Avo's Chief Technology Officer, will detail the steps necessary to understand and overcome the challenges of designing and producing rugged micro-optic components for use in extreme environments, from harsh temperatures and pressures to shock and vibration.

Dr. Thomas Haslett, Chief Technology Officer of Avo Photonics, Inc.

Who Should Attend:
  • Component and system designers and manufacturers
  • Mechanical and Optical Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Optics and Photonics companies involved in the military, aerospace, or industrial markets
  • Professionals, researchers, and students interested in learning more about rugged optical design

This webinar is best suited for attendees with an intermediate knowledge of optical and mechanical design.
Seminar Objectives
  • Typical optical tolerances
  • The effects of environment on optical and mechanical design, including:
    • Internal atmosphere requirements
    • External pressure
    • Temperature
    • Shock/vibration
  • Designing rugged micro-optic packaging:
    • Value of system engineering
    • Specifying requirements
    • Materials choice
    • Design and production techniques
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
January 16, 2013 1:30 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Rugged Micro-Optic Packaging for Extreme Environments

Thomas Haslett

As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Thomas Haslett oversees the entirety of Avo's technical operation, grounded in his more than 25 years of experience that crosses optical technologies and applications. His technical background covers the spectrum of device- and instrument-level optical design and an array of spectroscopic and optical sensing techniques. Prior to joining Avo, Dr. Haslett served as Chief Technology Officer of Photonami, where he primarily developed novel semiconductor laser technology and led teams from chip design through to packaged laser subassemblies. He was also strongly involved in research and development efforts on optical amplifiers and other active optical components. Dr. Haslett has also served as director of the Photonics Research Facility at Photonics Research Ontario, where he worked on fiber Bragg grating design and fabrication, holography and sensor applications. Dr. Haslett holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Queen's University at Kingston (Ontario) and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Toronto.
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