Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Максу́тов) (- 12 August 1964) was a Russian / Soviet optical engineer and amateur astronomer.
Edwin P. Martz Edwin P. Martz, Jr was an American physicist and astronomer.
Ernst Abbe Ernst Karl Abbe was a German physicist, optical scientist, entrepreneur, and social reformer. Together with Otto Schott and Carl Zeiss, he laid the foundation of modern optics. Abbe developed numerous optical instruments.
Gavriel Iddan Gavriel Iddan is an Israeli electro-optical engineer and the inventor of wireless capsule endoscopy.
Henri Chrétien Henri Jacques Chrétien was a French astronomer and an inventor.
Ignazio Porro Ignazio Porro (November 25, 1801 - October 8, 1875) was an Italian inventor of optical instruments.
Jason W. Fleischer Jason W. Fleischer is an associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University.
John F. Gregory John F. Gregory (1927–November 14, 2009) was an American optical engineer and a popularizer of amateur telescope making.
Ludwig Bertele Ludwig Jakob Bertele (25 December 1900 – 16 November 1985) was a German optics constructor.
Oskar Barnack Oskar Barnack (November 1, 1879 – January 16, 1936) was a German optical engineer, precision mechanic, industrial designer and the father of 35mm photography.
Paul Rudolph (physicist) Paul Rudolph (1858-1935) was a German physicist who designed the first anastigmatic lens while working for Carl Zeiss.
Pierre Angénieux Pierre Angénieux (Saint-Héand, 14 July 1907 — 26 June 1998) was a French engineer and optician, one of the inventors of the modern zoom lenses, and famous for introducing the Angénieux retrofocus.
Richard S. Hunter Richard Sewall Hunter (1909–1991) is best known as the inventor in 1948 of the Lab color space.
Robert E. Cox Robert Edward Cox (1917 – December 16, 1989) was an American optical engineer and a popularizer of amateur telescope making.
Robert E. Hopkins Robert E. Hopkins (June 30, 1915 - July 4, 2009) was president of the Optical Society of America in 1973.
Vladimir Polukhin Vladimir Nikolayevich Polukhin (Владимир Николаевич Полухин; born May 28, 1932, Kolyshley (Penzenskaya Area) — died September 3, 2009, St.Petersburg) was a Russian scientist and engineer in fiel...
Warren J. Smith Warren J. Smith was president of the Optical Society of America in 1980.