Welcome to the Memoriam page for John E. Greivenkamp. On this site you will find Professor Greivenkamp’s past course and other information, saved in memory of his work.
Specific Research Interests:
- Ophthalmic and visual optics.
- Ophthalmic instrumentation and measurements.
- Interferometry and optical testing of aspheric surfaces.
- Optical fabrication.
- Optical system design.
- Optical metrology systems.
- Distance measurement systems.
- Sampled imaging theory.
- Optics of electronic imaging systems.
- Ph.D., Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona, 1980
- Dissertation: “Incoherent Optical Processor for X-ray Transaxial Tomography”
- M.S., Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona, 1979
- B.A., Physics and Math, Thomas More College, 1976
- Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences and Ophthalmology, 1997-present
- Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences and Ophthalmology, 1992-1997
- Eastman Kodak Company, Kodak Research Labortories, 1980-1991
- Graduate Research Assistant/Associate, The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences, 1976-1980
Awards and Honors
- SPIE Educator Award, 2017
- OSA: Fellow
- SPIE: Fellow
Museum of Optics
- John Greivenkamp is the founder and curator of the Museum of Optics at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. The collection began in 2003 and now holds more than 1000 antique and historic telescopes, monoculars, binoculars, microscopes, lenses and cameras. The earliest pieces date from the 1600s. The Museum of Optics was dedicated in 2011.
- The Museum of Optics is displayed throughout the College of Optical Sciences and is open to the public. In addition to recording the long history of optical engineering and optical instrument design, the Museum of Optics is one of the major educational outreach programs of the College and attracts many visitors to the College.
- Some of the museum collection can be viewed at http://fp.optics.arizona.edu/antiques/
Books and Book Chapters
- J.E. Greivenkamp, SPIE Field Guides, Series Editor (SPIE Press)
- J.E. Greivenkamp, Field Guide to Geometrical Optics, (SPIE Press, 2004)
- Japanese Translation – 2007
- H.H. Barrett, J.E. Greivenkamp and E.L. Dereniak, Eds., Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, Proc. SPIE 9186 (2014).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interference,” in The Handbook of Optics, Third Edition, M. Bass, Ed. (McGraw Hill, 2009) pgs. 2.3-2.42.
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interference,” in Optical Engineer’s Desk Reference, W. Wolfe, Ed. (Optical Society of America, 2003) pgs 83-100.
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interference,” in The Handbook of Optics, M. Bass, Ed. (McGraw Hill, 1995) pgs. 2.3-2.44.
- J.D. Micali and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Dual Interferometer for Dynamic Measurement of Corneal Topography,” J. Biomed. Opt. 21(8), 085007 (2016).
- K.C. Heideman and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Low-Coherence Interferometer for Contact Lens Surface Metrology,” Opt. Eng. 55(3), 034106 (2016).
- J.D. Micali and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Method for Reconstruction of Complex Surface Shapes from a Reflection-Based Non-Null Interferometric Measurement,” Opt. Eng. 55(3), 034101 (2016).
- J.D. Micali, J.E. Greivenkamp and B.C. Primeau, “Dynamic Measurement of the Corneal Tear Film with a Twyman-Green Interferometer,” J. Biomed. Opt. 20(5), 055007 (2015).
- B.C. Primeau, G.L. Goldstein and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Laser Exposure Analysis for a Near-Infrared Ocular Interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 51(6), 064301 (2012).
- B.C. Primeau and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interferometer and Analysis Methods for the In Vitro Characterization of Dynamic Fluid layers on Contact Lenses,” Opt. Eng. 51(6), 063601 (2012).
- B.M. Pixton and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Spherical Aberration Gauge for Human Vision,” Appl. Opt. 49, 5906-5913 (2010).
Recent Presentations and Proceedings
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Optics Goes to the Movies,” Frontiers in Optics/OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY (2016) Invited.
- J.E Greivenkamp, G.A. Williby, E.P. Goodwin, B.C. Primeau, K.C. Heideman, J.D. Micali and R.T. Spaulding, “Interferometry and Ophthalmics at the College of Optical Sciences,” in Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, Proc. SPIE 9186, 91860W (2014).
- J.D. Micali, J.E. Greivenkamp and B.C. Primeau, “Dynamic Measurement of the Corneal Tear Film with a Twyman-Green Interferometer,” in Interferometry XVII: Advanced Applications, Proc. SPIE 9204, 920406 (2014).
- K.C. Heideman and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Effect of Alignment and Tolerances on Reverse Raytrace Calibration” in Interferometry XVII: Techniques and Analysis, Proc. SPIE 9203, 92030H (2014).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Observations on the Formulation of Paraxial and Gaussian Optics,” in International Optical Design Conference 2014, Proc. SPIE 9293, 929320 (2014).
- J. Micali, J.E. Greivenkamp, B.C. Primeau and M. Wang, “Laser Interferometer for Dynamic Measurement of the in vivo Tear Film,” ARVO 2014, Invest. Ophth. and Vis. Sci. 55, E-Abstract 2476 (2014) Abstract.
- B.C. Primeau and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interferometer for Measuring the Dynamic Surface Topography of a Human Tear Film,” in Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies V, Proc. SPIE 8215, 821504 (2012).
- J.E. Greivenkamp and D. L. Steed, “The History of Telescopes and Binoculars: an Engineering Perspective,” in Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XIV, Proc. SPIE 8129, 812902 (2011) Plenary.
- B.C. Primeau, J.E. Greivenkamp and J.J. Sullivan, “In Vitro Interferometric Characterization of Dynamic Fluid Layers on Contact Lenses,” in Dimensional Optical Metrology and Inspection for Practical Applications, Proc. SPIE 8133, 81330J (2011).
- J.E. Greivenkamp and D. Steed, “The 300-Year Quest for Binoculars,” in International Optical Design Conference 2010, Proc. SPIE-OSA 7652, 76520J (2010) Invited.
Professional Affiliations and Activities
- SPIE – The International Society for Optics and Photonics
- OSA – The Optical Society
- APOMA – American Precision Optical Manufacturing Association
- OP-TEC, National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, NSF National Visiting Committee, 2007-present
- ICO, United States Advisory Committee 2014-17; Chair, 2014-17
- APOMA Board of Directors, Academic Member, 2014-present
- SPIE Board of Directors, 2012-14
- SPIE Publications Committee, 2010-15; Chair 2011-14
- SPIE Board of Editors, 2011-14; Chair 2011-14
- SPIE Symposium Committee, 2011-14
- SPIE Strategic Planning Committee, 2011-14
- Conference Chair, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, 2014
- OSA Wood Prize Committee, 2006-07; Chair 2007
- oeMagazine Editorial Advisory Board, 2003-05
- SPIE Education Committee, 2002-04; Chair 2002-03
- OSA Board of Directors, 2000-02; Executive Committee, 2000-02
- SPIE Educator Award Committee, 2002-03; Chair 2002-03
- OSA Science and Engineering Council, 2002-03; Co-chair 2002; Past-chair 2003
- ICO, United States Advisory Committee, 2001-2003
- SPIE Awards Committee, 1996-2000, 2002-03; Chair 1997-98
- OSA Finance Committee, 2000-2002
- OSA Rapid Action Committee on Topical Meetings 2001-2002
- SPIE Strategic Planning Committee, 1999-2000, 2002-03
- SPIE Publications Committee, 1998-2002; Chair, 1999-2000
- OSA Engineering Council, 1991-95, 1999-01; Chair, 2000-01; Vice Chair, 1999; Technical Council Liaison, 1997-98
- OSA Fraunhofer Award Committee, 1995, 2000-01; Chair, 2000
- Journal of Electronic Imaging Coordinating Committee, 2000-01
- SPIE Board of Directors, 1997-2000; Executive Committee, 1999-2000
- SPIE Symposium Committee, 1992-93, 200
- SPIE Scholarship Committee, 1999-2000
- Optical Engineering, Editorial Board, Interferometry, 1998-99
- SPIE Executive Director Search Committee, 1999
- Working Group of Topography Standards (Z80 Subcommittee on Ophthalmic Instruments), 1998-99
- OSA Rapid Action Committee for the Annual Meeting, 1998-99, 2002
- OSA Executive Committee of the Technical Council, 1997-98; Engineering Council Liaison, 1993-95, 1999
- OSA Annual Meeting Chair, 1998
- National Research Council, Committee on Optical Science and Engineering (COSE), Co-author of the report Harnessing Light, 1995-98
- International Soc. for Refractive Surgery, Topography Committee, Ad Hoc advisor, 1995-98
- APOMA Board of Directors, Academic Member, 1994-98
- SPIE Kingslake Award Committee, 1994-97; Chair 1995-96
- Opt. Soc. Am. A, Topical Editor, Optical Components and Systems, 1989-1995
- Chair of the Optical Fabrication and Testing Technical Group, OSA, 1991-9Conference Chair, Interferometry: Surface Characterization and Testing, SPIE, 1992
- Program Chair, Optical Fabrication and Testing Workshop, OSA, 1992
- General Chair, OSA Regional Engineering Workshop, Rochester, NY, 1990
- Conference Chair, Surface Characterization and Testing II, SPIE, 1989
- Various OSA and SPIE Conference Program Committees
- B.M. Pixton, J.E. Grievenkamp, G.A. Williby and R. Spaulding, “Apparatus and Method to Obtain Clinical Ophthalmic High Order Optical Aberrations,” U.S. Patent 9,095,280 (2015).
- B.C. Primeau, J.E. Greivenkamp, J.W. Haywood and G.A Williby, “System for in vivo Analysis of Tear Film in the Human Eye via Phase Shifting Interferometry,” U.S. Patent 8,641,194 (2014).
- S. Prince, M. Sherwood, R.E. Fischer, S.T. Shafaat, P. Hudson, G. Moeller, G.A. Williby, R.T. Spaulding, J.C. Hootman, R.J. Edwards, J.E. Greivenkamp, “Cuvette for Ophthalmic Lens,” U.S. Patent 8,427,636 (2013).
- G.A. Williby, R.T. Spaulding, L.G. Jones, J.W. Haywood and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Interferometry Testing of Lenses, and Systems and Devices for Same,” U.S. Patent 7,688,453 (2010).
- J.E. Greivenkamp and A.E. Lowman, “Mid-Spatial Frequency Digital Boost Filter,” U.S. Patent 6,341,181 (2002).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, R.J. Palum and K.G. Sullivan, “Method and Apparatus for Absolute Moire Distance Measurements Using a Grating Printed On or Attached To a Surface,” U.S. Patent 5,075,562 (1991).
- J.E. Greivenkamp and R.J. Palum, “Moire Distance Measurement Using a Grating Printed On or Attached To a Surface,” U.S. Patent 5,075,560 (1991).
- R.J. Palum and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Moire Distance Measurement Method and Apparatus,” U.S. Patent 4,988,886 (1991).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “System for Scanning Halftone Images,” U.S. Patent 4,987,496 (1991).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Extended-Range Moire Contouring,” U.S. Patent 4,794,550 (1988).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Sub-Nyquist Interferometry,” U.S. Patent 4,791,584 (1988).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, “Optical Spatial Frequency Filter,” U.S. Patent 4,575,193 (1986).
- J.E. Greivenkamp, D.N. Lambeth and J.W. Meyer, “Single Lens Rangefinder Device Having Light Emitter and Detector,” U.S. Patent 4,460,259 (1984).
- H.H. Barrett, W. Swindell, S. Gordon and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Transverse Tomography with Optical Filtering,” U.S. Patent 4,331,877 (1982).
- H.H. Barrett, W. Swindell and J.E. Greivenkamp, “Polarization Switched Optical Filtering for Transverse Tomography,” U.S. Patent 4,329,588 (1982).