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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. 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.
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
Murali, S., K. Thompson, & J.P. Rolland
"3-Dimensional Adaptive Microscopy Using Embedded Liquid Lens"
Optics Letters, 34(2), 145-147 (2009)
Santhanam, A., Y. Min, S. Mudur, E. Divo, A. Kassab, J. Rolland, and P. Kupelian
"A Hyper Spherical Harmonic Formulation for Reconstructing Volumetric 3D Lung Deformations"
Comptes Rendus Mechanique “Special Issue on Inverse Problems” (In review)
K. S. Lee, P. Meemon, K. Hsu, W. J. Dallasand, and J. P. Rolland
"Dual-reference full-range frequency domain optical coherence tomography"
Proc. SPIE, 2009, 717004
S. Murali, K. S. Lee, P. Meemon, W. P. Kuhn, K. P. Thompson, and J. P. Rolland
"Quantification of resolution for a dynamic focusing OCM microscope"
Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7170, pp. 717009-717009-7 (2009)
K.P. Thompson, T. Schmid, O. Cakmakci, and J.P. Rolland
"Real-ray-based method for locating individual surface aberration field centers in imaging optical systems without rotational symmetry"
Journal of the Optical Society of America A- Optics Image Science and Vision, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 1503-1517
Cakmakci, O., S. Vo, K.P. Thompson, and J.P. Rolland
"Application of Radial Basis Functions to Shape Description in a Dual-Element Off-Axis Eyewear Display: Field of View Limit"
Journal of the Society of Information Display (To appear)
Cakmakci, O., S. Vo, H. Forroosh, and J.P. Rolland
"Application of Radial Basis Functions to Shape Description in a Dual-Element Off-Axis Magnifier"
Optics Letters 33(11), 1237-1239 (2008)

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