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Optics and Photonics: BSI Standards Progress and practical implications for industry

Thursday 11th October - Theatre 4 - Jaguar Suite

A lot of people think standards are just for big companies because they're complex, expensive tools. Nothing could be further from the truth

The British Standards Institution (BSI) is the national standards body of the United Kingdom. BSI
produces technical standards on a wide range of products and services, and also supplies certification and standards-related services to businesses.

BSI CPW/172, “Optics and Photonics”, the national committee has the responsibility to prepare and revise British Standards and to be responsible for the United Kingdom input into the International Standards Organisation (ISO). The committee title “Optics and Photonics” indicates its wide coverage of the standardisation of terminology, requirements, interfaces and test methods in the field of optics and photonics. This includes complete systems, devices, instruments, ophthalmic optics, optical and photonic components, auxiliary devices and accessories, as well as materials. The terms “Optics and Photonics” is used to mean the generation, handling and detection of optical radiation including signal processing.


13:00 Welcome and opening remarks
13:10 BSI - Standard Creation, Maintenance and Practical implications
  Dr Helmut Kessler
CEO, Manx Precision Optics
  Prof. Simon Hall
TruLife Optics Ltd
Discussion of the role of BSI committee CPW 172: Optics and Photonics, the standards it produces and maintains and its relationship with ISO. The presentation will also include a perspective on the practical implications of optical standards upon the production, supply chain and end user of optical components
13:40 Optical Fibre and waveguide measurements
Robert Ferguson, National Physical Laboratory
  NPL provides traceable measurement s on a range of fibre optic parameters for the communications industry. The measurement results obtained at NPL from the recent pan-European project “Metrology for the photonics industry - optical fibres, waveguides and applications” will be presented.
14:10 Scratch-Dig interpretation for optics manufacture
Peter MacKay, Principal Technologist, Gooch & Housego (UK)
  Presentation of a practical implementation of scratch and dig standards for quality control for optics manufacture.
14:10 Laser Damage Standards
Dr Helmut Kessler, CEO, Manx Precision Optics
  What is the importance of the standard ISO 10110-17:2004, “Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems: Laser irradiation damage threshold”? It specifies rules for the indication of the damage threshold from laser irradiation, but is there anything more…
14:10 AR and VR Optics: Progress on Standardisation
Professor Simon Hall,TruLife Optics Ltd
  Will discuss the need for optical measurement standards in the evolving landscape of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality.
15:40 Closing comments and close of meeting.
  The exhibition remains open until 4pm
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