R. John Koshel, Ph.D.

Dr. Koshel is a leader and innovator in the optical engineering community, specifically in the fields of illumination and non-imaging optics.  In addition to his position as the VP of Consulting at Photon Engineering, LLC., Dr. Koshel is also an adjunct professor at the University of Arizona’s Optical Sciences Center where he teaches courses on Illumination Engineering and Radiometry, Sources and Detectors.  His responsibilities also extend to leadership positions in professional societies, including the OSA, SPIE and IESNA.  His extensive authorship reflects his interest in both historical and current developments in optical engineering as well has his dedication to mentoring the next generation of professional engineers.

Publications

  • R. J. Koshel, editor, Advanced Nonimaging/Illumination Optics, contract signed, to be published late 2010, author of three chapters, Wiley.
  • A. V. Arecchi, T. Messadi, and R. J. Koshel, Field Guide to Illumination (SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA, 2007).
  • A. Gupta and R. J. Koshel, “Lighting and Applications,” Handbook of Optics Volume II (McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2009).
  • B. Yang, Y Yang, Y. Liu, J. Sasian, and R. J. Koshel, “Efficient ray-tracing for free-form reflectors,” Optik 120,40 (2007).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optimization of parameterized lightpipes,” published in SPIE Proc. of the Intl. Opt. Des. Conf. 2006 6342, 63420P (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2006).
  • W. J. Smith, E. Betensky, D. Williamson, J. C. Miñano, and R. J. Koshel, “The past, present, and future of optical design,” published in SPIE Proc. of the Intl. Opt. Des. Conf. 2006 6342, 63422Y (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2006).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Simplex optimization method for illumination system design,” Opt. Lett. 30, 649 (2005).
  • R. J. Koshel and I. A. Walmsley, “Non-edge ray design: improved optical pumping of lasers,” Opt. Eng. 43, 1511 (2004).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Illumination engineering,” Opt. Eng. 43, 1478 (2004).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Enhancement of the downhill Simplex method of optimization,” SPIE Proc. of the Intl. Opt. Des. Conf. 2002 4832, 270 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2002).
  • A. Gupta, J. Lee, and R. J. Koshel, “Design of efficient lightpipes for illumination using an analytical approach,” Appl. Opt. 40, 3640 (2001).
  • R. J. Koshel and I. A. Walmsley, “Optimal Design of Optically Side-Pumped Lasers,” IEEE Jnl. of Quantum Electron. 33, 94 (1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, I. A. Walmsley, R. Utano, and D. Caffey, “Diode side pumping of a Nd:YAG laser rod with nonimaging optics,” OSA Proceedings of the International Optical Design Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1994) p. 304.
  • R. J. Koshel and I. A. Walmsley, “Modeling of the gain distribution for diode pumping of a solid-state laser rod with nonimaging optics,” Appl. Opt. 32, 1517 (1993).
  • M. M. Hayhoe, M. E. Levin, and R. J. Koshel, “Subtractive processes in light adaptation,” Vis. Res. 32, 323 (1992).
  • C. G. Blough, et. al., “Effects of axial and radial gradients on Cooke Triplets,” Appl. Opt. 29, 4008 (1990).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Perturbation design of illumination optics,” to be published in SPIE Proc. of IODC 2010 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2010).
  • R. J. Koshel, “SSL design with LED binning tolerances,” SPIE Proc. of Illumination Optics 7103, 710303 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2008).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Fractional optimization of illumination optics,” SPIE Proc. of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XI 7061, 70610F (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2008).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Software conquers design and analysis of backlit LCDs,” Las. Foc. World (October 2007).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Illumination system tolerancing,” SPIE Proc. of Optical System Alignment and Tolerancing I 6676, 667604 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2007).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Why illumination engineering?SPIE Proc. of Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV 6670, 667002 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2007).
  • R. J. Koshel, “A course in illumination engineering,” SPIE Proc. of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization X 6668, 66680F (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2007).
  • A. Kano, R. J. Koshel, and A. F. Gmitro, “Broadband endoscopic imaging through a single fiberoptic channel,” SPIE Proc. of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization X 6668, 666806 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2007).
  • E. C. Kintner, W. K. Wong, E. S. Jacobs, P. J. Cucchiaro, and R. J. Koshel, “Efficient and versatile internal reference sources for remote sensing space telescopes,” SPIE Proc. of Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XIV 6297, 62970FG (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2006).
  • Groot Gregory and R. J. Koshel, “Modeling the operating conditions of solar concentrator systems,” SPIE Proc. of Photonics Europe 6197, 61970J (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2006).
  • R. J. Koshel, C. Walker, and J, Briggs, “Education events at Frontiers in Optics 2005,” Opt. Phot. News 17, 16 (January 2006).
  • G. Groot Gregory and R. J. Koshel, “Using software interoperability to achieve a virtual design environment,” SPIE Proc. of Optical Design and Engineering II 5962, 59620A (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2005).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Lit-appearance modeling uses ray tracing and visualization,” Las. Foc. World, 71 (May 2005).
  • R. J. Koshel and A. Gupta, “Characterization of lightpipes for efficient transfer of light,” SPIE Proc. of Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems II 5942, 594205 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2005).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Aspects of illumination system optimization,” SPIE Proc. of Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems I 5529, 206 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2004).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optimal simplex optimization for optical design,” SPIE Proc. of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII 5524, 205 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2004).
  • M. S. Kaminski and R. J. Koshel, “Methods of tolerancing injection-molded parts for illumination systems,” SPIE Proc. of Efficient Illumination System Design 5186, 61 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2003).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Lit appearance modeling of illumination systems,” SPIE Proc. of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization V 4768, 65 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2002).
  • M. S. Kaminski, K. J. Garcia, M. A. Stevenson, M. Frate, and R. J. Koshel, “Advanced topics in source modeling,” SPIE Proc. of Source Modeling I 4775, 46 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2002).
  • M. A. Stevenson, M. S. Kaminski, M. Frate, and R. J. Koshel, “Modeling filament-based sources for system tolerancing,” SPIE Proc. of Source Modeling I 4775, 67 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2002).
  • A. Gupta, J. Lee, and R. J. Koshel, “Lightpipe Design,” Optics in 2001, Opt. and Phot. News 12, No. 12, 53 (2001).
  • R. J. Koshel and E. R. Freniere, “Illumination: lighting our lives,” Introduction to Illumination Special Issue, Opt. and Phot. News 12, No. 8, (August 2001).
  • B. Cassarly, D. Jenkins, A. Gupta, and R. J. Koshel, “Hidden devices that light our world: lightpipes,” Opt. and Phot. News 12, No. 8, 34 (August 2001).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Intracavity beam shaping,” SPIE Proceedings of Laser Beam Shaping II 4443, 47 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, August 2001).
  • R. S. Upton and R. J. Koshel, “Modeling coherent propagation aids accurate coupling,” WDM Solutions, 73 (June 2001).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Traffic lights must meet strict standards,” Laser Focus World (October 2000).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Non-edge ray reflector design (NERD) for illumination systems,” SPIE Proceedings of Novel Optical Systems Designs and Optimization II 4092, 71 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 2000).
  • J. Shiefman and R. J. Koshel, “Modeling predicts WDM source performance,” WDM Solutions, 19 (February 2000).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Tailored pump reflectors for lasers: a new conformal optics application,” Laser Focus World (July, 1999).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Information Technology for Education,” Opt. and Phot. News 10, No. 4 (April 1999).
  • R. Trebino and R. J. Koshel, “Encyclopedia Optica,” Opt. and Phot. News 10, No. 3 (March 1999).
  • R. J. Koshel, “My First Year as a Professor,” Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 10, 43 (Oct. 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, Guest Editor, “Optics Education: The Past Leading to the Future”, Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 9, 17 (September 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optics for the Fish II,” Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 5, 63 (May 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Book Review: The Art and Science of Optical Design,” Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 4, 54 (April 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optics for the Fish I,” Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 4, 50 (April 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Reach Out,” Opt. and Phot. News 9, No. 2, 73 (February 1998).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optics for the Fish,” Proceedings of the Forum on Education, OSA Annual Meeting 1997, Long Beach, CA (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Career planning and education events at the annual meeting,” Opt. and Phot. News 8, No. 9, 53 (September 1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Wiring the educational experience,” Opt. and Phot. News 8, No. 5, 64 (May 1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Book Review: Geometrical Optics and Optical Design,” Opt. and Phot. News 8, No. 5, 66 (May 1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Electronic Job Search,” Opt. and Phot. News 8, No. 4, 47 (April 1997).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Book Review: Solid-State Laser Engineering, 4th Ed.,” Opt. and Phot. News 7, No. 7, 53 (1996).
  • R. J. Koshel and I. A. Walmsley, “Modulating Light,” Opt. and Phot. News 7, No. 6, 54 (June 1996).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Book Review: Laser Experiments for Beginners,Opt. and Phot. News 6, No. 9 (September 1995).
  • J. Koshel, “Future Shock: Controlling Your Career,” Opt. and Phot. News 6, No. 7, 51 (July 1995).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Expansion of the Forum on Education,” Opt. and Phot. News 6, No. 4 (April 1995).
  • I. A. Walmsley and R. J. Koshel, Manual For SeidelPlot (Optical Society of America; Washington, D. C., 1995).
  • R. J. Koshel, “Optics Online in the Classroom,” Opt. and Phot. News 5, No. 4, 39 (April 1994).
  • V. Wong, R. J. Koshel, M. Beck, and I. A. Walmsley, “Measurement of the amplitude and phase of pulses from passively mode-locked lasers,” SPIE Proceedings of OE/Lase 93: Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy 1861, 137 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, WA, 1993).

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