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Optics & Infrared Sensing

Bruce Bernacki

Research Interests

  • Lens and optical system design and modeling from the visible to infrared wavelengths using sequential ray tracing (Zemax)
  • Stray light and system modeling using non-sequential ray tracing (TracePro)
  • Thin film design (Essential Macleod)
  • Diffraction modeling
  • Deterministic optics manufacturing (single point diamond turning and grinding)
  • Glass molding for optics manufacturing (visible and infrared)
  • Optical methods for chemical and bioaerosol sensing
  • Optically-based explosives detection using differential spectroscopic imaging
  • Optical data storage


  • Ph.D., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona (awarded with Highest Distinction)


  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Optics & Infrared Sensing