About Airy Optics

The Polarization Experts.

Airy Optics is an Arizona corporation founded to drive the utilization of polarization in optical design in ways that are at once both innovative and highly accessible to product development for commercial, industrial, defense, and research applications. Historically, polarization has been treated as a secondary concern by major optical modeling and analysis tools, often incompletely supported or lacking fidelity. Lack of comprehensive polarization modeling tools long slowed or prevented the realization of products based on polarization. Airy Optics has the answer: a next-generation optical modeling engine built from the ground up with polarization at its core. Based on technology developed with the support of a Science Foundation Arizona Grant and in continuous use and ongoing development since 2011, the ​Polaris​ polarization ray tracing engine can help you meet your most demanding polarization challenges. Our team of experienced optical engineers are read​y to​ help you gain competitive advantage by putting polarization to work for you.

Russell Chipman

Russell Chipman is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Airy Optics. He led the development of the Polaris-M polarization ray tracing program at the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, where he is a Full Professor. Professor Chipman received his BS from MIT and MS and Ph.D. in Optical Science from the University of Arizona.