Gregg Favalora has been elected to the senior SPIE member grade by the SPIE board of Directors and the membership committee. Please join us in congratulating Gregg on this prestigious honor!
If you missed this past January’s conference on Stereoscopic Display and Applications, OFH Principal Gregg Favalora has the scoop in this May 16 article in 3Droundabout, “Conference Roundup: Stereoscopic Display and Applications 2012”. This 23rd conference took place in San Francisco. It included and array of innovations, hosted 53 oral presentations and 43 posters, keynotes, a 3D Theatre session, and author demonstrations.
What are current trends in advanced three-dimensional television and cinema technology? Learn about lenticular displays, holographic video, and content-adaptive displays in “Hitting Every Angle with Autostereoscopic 3-D Displays,” by OFH Principal, Gregg Favalora. The article was selected as the May, 2012 Photonics Spectra magazine cover story.
Optics for Hire’s consulting services include the analysis and development of technology for 3D display, including patent portfolio investigation. Gregg has invented and developed a variety of 2D and 3D projection displays since entering the field in 1988, and is co-chair of SPIE-IS&T Stereoscopic Displays & Applications, the world’s premier conference for 3D innovation.
“As a techie kind of guy, Gregg Favalora is still experiencing the afterglow of attending the recent Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He describes the show as a “manic crowd of 100,000 people looking at new electronic products of extraordinary quality and capability.” With a specialty in optics technology, Favalora was particularly interested in the display technology. “I am excited about stereoscopic televisions that use high-quality passive eyewear, that is polarized glasses that don’t need batteries,” said Favalora, a principal at Optics for Hire, an optics design consulting service that works with companies to provide electrical, mechanical and optic designs….” complete story
“Since machine parts such as turbine airfoils and compressor fans may have edges shaped for achieving specific mechanical functions, it is vital that these surfaces be free of defects and manufactured to the correct shape. In the past, measurement of edge breaks or similar small features (such as pits or scratches) on these parts was made by taking a wax or soft metal impression of the edge and measuring the impression using a mechanical gauge. Because this is both time-consuming and inexact, General Electric Global Research Center (GE) and Optics for Hire have developed a handheld measurement tool that uses a structural light projector coupled with an optical viewer to image these defects….” complete story
“Assets of the pioneering 3-D display developer Actuality Systems were acquired over the holidays by Arlington-based Optics for Hire. Terms weren’t disclosed, but Actuality founder Gregg Favalora tells me via e-mail that the acquisition is “a combination of stock and cash based upon future income from [Actuality’s] patent portfolio.” Actuality had attracted $20 million in funding, and been granted 19 U.S. patents for hardware and software related to three dimensional imaging….” complete story
“Maybe it’s in his genes or maybe it was from his environment, but Gregg Favalora feels he was destined to work with optics and imaging. In fact he has been working with 3-D imaging since he was in junior high. Favalora, formerly the founder and CEO of Actuality Medical Inc., recently was named customer engagement manager at Optics for Hire, a product development firm focused on optics projects based in Arlington and with operations in Ukraine. Optics for Hire works with clients to incorporate advanced optics into products….” complete story
“The goals of modern laser pumping are to focus as much light as possible into the active medium of a laser and to achieve a uniform distribution of light at any given cross section of the active medium. The reflector design is the most significant influence on the efficiency of laser pumping….” complete story
“Optics for Hire announced July 27 that Gregg Favalora, founder and CEO of Actuality Medical, a hologram-like 3-D display firm, joined the company. Favalora was named a top innovator by MIT Technology Review magazine for his work in hologram-like 3-D display systems. He founded Actuality in 1997 to commercialize volumetric 3-D displays, holds 9 issued patents related to that technology, and led the teams which broke several records in the field of display engineering….” complete story
“In non-sequential mode, ZEMAX allows us to use different objects in the design such as lenses, aspheres, cylinders, blocks, and other objects. A system feature also allows the user to create a custom object, if needed…” complete story