ROCHESTER, NY--- ASE Optics has appointed Dr. Jennifer Rouke to its optical engineering team.

Rouke holds a PhD in Optics from the University of Rochester and brings theoretical and experimental experience at the U of R Institute of Optics---including work with gradient index (GRIN) materials, fabrication of gradient-index glass, interferometric measurement of index profiles and wavefronts, derivation of birefringent GRIN ray tracing equations, and modeling of fringe patterns---to the role.

Dr. Rouke's recent design projects have included modeling for precision mirror alignment in WorldView-2 and GeoEye-1 earth imaging systems. The addition of her systems engineering and modeling expertise will help ASE Optics to better serve its growing base of astronomy, defense, medical, and high technology customers.