Alumni Business Network

The Alumni Business Network is provided as a courtesy to OSC graduates who have volunteered their contact information for publication on this site. You qualify to post your company information if you are a graduate of the College of Optical Sciences and are either an independent contractor/consultant or a principal owner/partner in a corporation or business.

We hope alumni will use this information to source talented fellow alumni as needed or to recommend the services of talented optical scientists to others in the optics industry.

Accuracy of the posted contact information is the responsibility of the individual represented. If you have trouble contacting anyone on the listing, we will make our best effort to assist you.

Neither the University of Arizona or the College of Optical Sciences endorse any individual or group listed on this site.

Please contact please contact Kaye Rowan, director of development, at or 520-626-8754 for assistance, questions or information about this directory.

Trent H. Baker, B.S. 1997

Baker & Associates PLLC
J.D. Law, 2000
Specializing in assisting clients in procuring valuable intellectual property assets including patents, copyrights and trademarks.

Noah Bareket, Ph.D. 1979

Bareket Optical Engineering

Provides consulting services in a variety of optical technology areas and support optical system development from the design stage through production, including optical design, system performance analysis and transition to manufacturing. Technology areas where we have substantial experience include inspection and metrology; profilometry and interferometry; industrial microscopy; visible and infrared imaging; spectroscopy; and adaptive optics.

John W. Berthold, Ph.D. 1976
330-332-7986 fax

Physics and engineering of sensors and instrumentation. Specializing in fiber optic sensors.

Jeff Blitstein, M.S. 2005

Orchard Optics
116 Teceira Way
Folsom, CA 95630
916-984-9844 (under construction)

Specializing in the design and production of lenses, mirrors, lightguides and instrumentation including the use of the same, plus light sources and detectors. Extensive experience in the optical design of lens and mirror arrays for security, intrusion and lighting control systems. Have worked mainly with visible and infrared applications. Can design for high-volume manufacturing, including injection molding of plastic optics, and have a network of international suppliers to provide manufacturing support as needed.

James B. Breckinridge, Ph.D. 1976

Breckinridge Associates

Provides consulting services in a variety of optical science and technology areas. Strategic planning and proposal development and evaluation. Science instrument design and development, optics education and space-based optical systems. Remote sensing optical systems. Support design reviews, panels, advisory boards and tiger teams.

Experience with U.S. government national labs, interagency and academia.

Francois Brown de Colstoun, Ph.D. 1994

Lingua et Machina
c/o Inria, Domaine de Voluceau
Rocquencourt, BP 105
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
+33 (0) 1 39 63 57 07
+33 (0) 6 80 95 94 39

Multilingual Text Management:

  • production and maintenance of specialized bilingual glossaries;
  • a workplace for assisted translation, writing, and reading of texts in foreign languages;
  • tools for the maintenance of multilingual websites, tools for writing bilingual press releases and annual reports.

Customer Benefits:

  • reduced time for document processing;
  • precise and uniform terminology for better document quality;
  • further development of your teams' editorial skills.

James H. Burge, Ph.D. 1993
Chunyu Zhao, Ph.D. 2002

Arizona Optical Metrology LLC
Tucson, AZ

Provides computer generated holograms (CGH) and general optical testing service.

Fred Bushroe, M.S. 1989

INOV Inc. Optical Product Development
Tucson, AZ
520-471-3733 mobile
866-270-0446 fax

Founded in 1992, INOV Inc. provides optical engineering services to develop optical products and systems.

Jasmin Côté, Ph.D. 1996
Marie Côté, Ph.D. 1995

Side by Side Optics
9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Suite 105, #170
Tucson, AZ 85749
418-618-5617 mobile

Optical engineering consulting, including requirements development; optical system design and analysis; illumination system design and analysis; stray light analysis; product specifications; optical metrology; project management and system integration; product troubleshooting and training.

Specific engineering expertise in optical instrumentation; lenses and camera systems; microscopy; interferometry and testing; laser beam shaping; optical sensors; biophotonics; telecommunication; medical; aerospace and defense and more.

Christian Drouet d'Aubigny, Ph.D. 2003
Dathon Golish, Ph.D. 2008

TeraVision Inc.
866-720-4835 fax

Terahertz (THz) systems engineering. Design and fabrication of THz imaging, radar and heterodyne spectroscopy systems. Design, fabrication and testing of custom THz optical components such as mirrors, lenses, beamsplitter, filters, waveplates, polarizers, AR treatments, amplifiers and sources.

The company also develops and sells laser chemical etching systems for silicon micro-machining and custom automated process gas delivery/abatement units.

Christian Drouet d'Aubigny, Ph.D. 2003

Universal Bolometers
520-623-3167 fax

Cryogenic detectors of infrared and terahertz radiation. Design and fabrication of custom vacuum and cryogenics vessels. Satellite test chambers, cryogenic testbeds.

Stephen Eckhardt, Ph.D. 1990

Eckhardt Optics LLC
White Bear Lake, MN

Specialize in the design and manufacture of custom lenses and optical instruments. Experienced in lens design from the ultraviolet through the thermal infrared and lenses and mirrors from a few millimeters in diameter to several meters. Lens manufacturing in quantities from single units through tens of thousands. Instrument designs include polarization measurement, retroreflectometry and colorimetry and are in use both in the lab and on the manufacturing floor.

Eric Fest, Ph.D. 2008

Eclipse Optics LLC
2702 E. Mabel St.
Tucson, AZ, 85716

Specialize in stray-light and optical scattering analysis and development of software tools for optical engineering.

17 years of industry experience.

Keith Kasunic, Ph.D. 1997

Optical Systems Group LLC
P.O. Box 64757
Tucson, AZ 85728

Consulting company with services in optical systems engineering and optomechanical systems engineering.

Matt Novak, Ph.D. 2005

Technical Optics LLC
Tucson, AZ 

Optical engineering and design consulting services, 3D optical profilometry training services. Download PDF brochure.

Mitchell C. Ruda, Ph.D. 1979

Ruda-Cardinal Inc.
Tucson, AZ
520-546-1495, ext. 201

As a full-service optical engineering firm, Ruda-Cardinal provides a wide range of services including project management, trade studies, opto-mechanical engineering and design, analysis, design reviews, rapid prototyping and ultimately, production of the final product. Ruda-Cardinal is proud of the diversity of its client base that includes commercial, consumer, industrial, medical and military customers; Mitchell Ruda teaches courses in optical alignment throughout the year and is a fellow of SPIE.

“Sandy” Sandalphon, Ph.D. 1997

Cinnabar Optics LLC
325 Conrad Dr.
Erie, CO 80516

Cinnabar Optics LLC provides consulting services for optics research and development. We do evaluations for design reviews or feasibility studies for research proposals. We also do optical design work in the areas of 3-D imaging, coherent imaging and remote sensing. Along with design work we can build prototype- or breadboard-level optical systems.

Mark A. Sartor, Ph.D. 1999

6 Buchak Circle
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-462-6835 cell
609-936-1083 fax

Currently work as a science advisor to DARPA. Can consult in all optics-related industries.

David R. Scherer, Ph.D. 2007

Physical Sciences Inc.
20 New England Business Center
Andover, MA 01810
978-738-8273 office
520-907-1175 mobile

Expertise: Quantum and atomic technology, optical clocks and magnetometers, atomic resonance filters, ultracold atoms, mid-infrared lasers