CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Dr. Jannick Rolland

Dr. Jannick Rolland

Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical & Biomedical Engineering; Associate Director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design & Engineering



585-273-4040 (Office)


Univ of Rochester


Jannick Rolland received a Diploma from the Institut D’Optique, Graduate School in France in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree in Optical Science from the University of Arizona in 1990. She is a Professor of Optics at the University of Central Florida with joint appointments in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Modeling and Simulation. She joined the Research Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1992 and headed the Vision Research Group 1992-1996. She holds 14 patents, wrote 6 book chapters, and has 68 peer reviewed publications related to optical design, augmented reality, vision, and image quality assessment. Professor Rolland served on the editorial board of the Journal Presence (MIT Press) 1996-2006, and as Associate Editor of Optical Engineering 1999-2004. She is a Guest Editor for a special issue of the IEEE Journal of Display Technology on medical displays. She is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and a member of SPIE, IEEE, and SID.

Awards & Honors

Fellow of the Optical Society of America
2005 Women's Research Event Contributions to the Advancement of Science
2003 Board of Directors, ADASTRA LABs LLC
2001 Distinguished Researcher Award for the UCF Centers and Institutes
2000 PMA won DIMA's Most Innovative Product Line
2000 Research Incentive Award (RIA) 2000/01
1999 Associate Editor of Journal Optical Eng 1999-2003
1992 Editorial Board of Journal Presence 1992-2003

Recent Publications

I. Kaya, K. P. Thompson, and J. P. Rolland
"Comparative assessment of freeform polynomials as optical surface descriptions"
Optics Express 20(20), pp.22683-22691
J. Rolland, S. Murali
"Dynamically Focused Optical Instrument"
U.S. Patent 8,184,367
J. Rolland, S. Murali, K. Thompson,
"Optical Instruments Having Dynamic Focus"
U.S. Patent 8,184,365
J. Choi, K. S. Lee, J. P. Rolland, T. Anderson, and M. C. Richardson
"Nondestructive 3-D imaging of femtosecond laser written volumetric structures using optical coherence microscopy"
Applied Physics A, 104, pp. 289-294.
Panomsak Meemon
"Development Of Optical Coherence Tomography For Tissue Diagnostics"
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photoncs
K. Hsu, P. Meemon, K-S. Lee, P.J. Delfyett, J. Rolland
"Broadband Fourier Domain Mode-Locked Lasers"
Photonic Sensors, Springer Open Access, DOI: 10.1007/s13320-010-0006-z
V. Shaoulov, J. Rolland, Y. Ha
"Systems and Methods for Providing Compact Illumination in Head Mounted Displays "
U.S. Patent 7,843,642 November 30
Weiyao Zou and J. P. Rolland
"Increase Spatial Sampling for wavefront Mid-Spatial Frequency Error Recovery"
U.S. Patent No. 7,619,191
Weiyao Zou and J. P. Rolland
"Differential Shack-Hartmann curvature sensor"
U.S. Patent No. 7,525,076
Murali, S., K. Thompson, & J.P. Rolland
"3-Dimensional Adaptive Microscopy Using Embedded Liquid Lens"
Optics Letters, 34(2), 145-147 (2009)

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