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George Curatu

CREOL Alum: George Curatu

Education
2009 PhD in Optics, advisor: James E. Harvey
2005 MS in Optics, advisor: James E. Harvey
2009 Ph.D. in Optics at University of Central Florida
2000 M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Laval University, Quebec, QC (Canada)
1999 B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON (Canada)

Employment
Current Position: Adjunct Faculty, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
Current Position: Principal Optical Engineer / R&D Project Manager, LensAR
Current Position: Principal Optical Engineer, Curatu Optics
2005 - 2010: Optical Engineering Manager, LightPath Technologies
2003 - 2009: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
2001 - 2003: Senior Optical Engineer, Spectra-Physics (Oroville, CA)
1999 - 2000: Research/Teaching Assistant, Laval University (Quebec, QC)
Current Position: Principal Optical Engineer, LensAR
 
Websites
Curatu Optics
 
Biography

George Curatu is an accomplished R&D professional with more than sixteen years of combined expertise in product development, management, and research in Optics, Lasers, and Medical Devices. He received his PhD degree in Optics from the University of Central Florida in 2009. Currently, Dr. Curatu is a consultant in optical design and engineering, having assisted several companies with the design and development of various products, including ophthalmic instrumentation, machine vision systems, and military optical systems. Previously, Dr. Curatu was Director, R&D - Optical Systems at LENSAR, Optical Engineering Manager at LightPath, and Senior Optical Engineer at Spectra-Physics.

 
Publications
2010
G. Curatu and O. Ruiz
"A novel technology based on CO2 lasers for surface finishing and direct fiber fusion of beam delivery optics"
SPIE Proc. 7579, 2010
2010
G. Curatu and J. E. Harvey
"Performance analysis of a high-resolution wide-angle foveated optical system"
SPIE Proc. 7682, 2010
2009
George Curatu
"Analysis And Design of Wide-Angle Foveated Optical Systems"
PhD Dissertation, University of Central Florida
2009
G. Curatu and J. E. Harvey
"Analysis and design of wide-angle foveated optical systems based on transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulators"
Opt. Eng. 48(4), 2009
2009
George Curatu and J. E. Harvey
"Analysis and Design of Wide-field Foveated Optical Systems based on Transmissive Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators"
Opt. Eng. 48(4), No. 043001, 1-11
2008
G. Curatu and J. E. Harvey
"Lens design and system optimization for foveated imaging"
SPIE Proc. 7060, 2008
2006
C. Curatu, G. Curatu, and J. Rolland
"Fundamental and Specific Steps in Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor Design "
Annual Meeting of the SPIE, Invited Paper (August 2006), Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6288
2006
Curatu, C., G. Curatu, and J. Rolland
"Tolerance Analysis Method for Shack-Hartmann Sensors Using a Variable Phase Surface"
Optics Express 14(1), p. 138-147
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