The Optics Design Group (ODG) was founded as a study group of the Optical
Society of Japan (OSJ) in July 1993. With its long history, the optics
design technology constantly seeks ever-sophisticated optical equipment
and elements, and is foreseen as the very core technology of the future
However, Japan enjoys little intercommunication between researchers' communities
to share their knowledge: a critical problem that can sharply hamper further
technological development in the discipline. To overcome these drawbacks,
ODG was founded for the purpose of increasing interfaces among researchers
and contributing to the advancement of R&D in the field of optical
science and technology.
ODG organizes workshops and international conferences; it also supports
academic presentations, awards optics design prizes, and publishes bulletins.
ODG is concerned with a wide range of optical design techniques and optical
elements such as lens design, optics design, optical product fabrication,
measurement and evaluation, to include optical design software, etc.
Adaptive fields include all such as embrace diffractive optics, optical
memory, optical communication, soft x-ray optics, optical computing, optical
integrated circuit (OIC), adaptive optics, nonimaging optics, and optical