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Chris Summitt

MEET Chris Summitt

Chris Summitt
Optical Engineer

Chris is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona where he completed his B.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics and Optical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Sciences. During his time at the U of A he gained a strong theoretical optics foundation and had the chance to work on several engineering projects. As an undergraduate, Chris worked on rapid reconstruction algorithms using an array of PlayStation 3 consoles. His master’s thesis focused on the simulation of a positron emission tomography system (PET) as a means of evaluating PET/CT dosages. His PhD dissertation was titled Fast and Scalable Fabrication of Microscopic Optical Surfaces and Its Application for Optical Interconnect Devices which focused on the fabrication and testing of micron scale mirrors. During his PhD, Chris also had the opportunity to participate in a combined effort with Stanford University to build a differential phase contrast X-Ray system.

PUBLICATIONS AUTHORED

C. Summitt, S. Wang, L. Johnson, M. Zaverton, T. Milster, and Y. Takashima, “Flexible micro-optics fabrication by direct laser writing toward CMOS compatible 3D optical circuit,” Proc. SPIE 8613, 86130K (2013).

C. Summitt, S. Wang, L. Johnson, M. Zaverton, T. Ge, T. Milster, and Y. Takashima, “Micro-optics fabrication by mask-based and mask-less mixed lithography process towards 3D optical circuits,” Proc. SPIE 8974, 89740C. (2014).

S. Wang, C. Summitt, L. Johnson, M. Zaverton, T. Milster, and Y. Takashima, “Optical characterization of CMOS compatible micro optics fabricated by mask-based and mask-less hybrid lithography,” Proc. SPIE 9170, 91700F (2014).

Wang, S., Summitt, C., Ge, T., Johnson, L., Zaverton, M., Milster, T., & Takashima, Y. (2014). Alignment process for fabrication of mirror-based optical via using maskless lithography tool with buffer coat materials. In International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging 2014 (pp. 280-284). International Microelectronics and Packaging Society, Nordic.

C. Summitt, S. Wang, L. Johnson, M. Zaverton, T. Ge, T. Milster, and Y. Takashima, “Process optimization for a 3D optical coupler and waveguide fabrication on a single substrate using buffer coat material,” Proc. SPIE 9374, 937415 (2015).

C. Summitt, S. Wang, S. Namnabat, L. Johnson, T. Milster, and Y. Takashima, “Fast fabrication of polymer out-of-plane optical coupler by gray-scale lithography,” Opt. Express 25, 17960-17970 (2017).