DAMIEN JONES, cont'd
In early 1988 it was back to work for CSIRO, at DMST, until early 1990.
During this time the Atmospheric Pressure Scanner was designed and built, a UV-VIS-NIR
imager was designed for the ANU's
2.3 meter telescope and early work begun on 2dF for the AAT.
Damien established Prime Optics in mid-1990, relying solely on his own Optical Design software,
an early DOS-based PC, a fax machine and a telephone. A graduate Diploma in Computing Science was
completed between 1993 and 1994 to support the continuous software development that had become necessary
to remain abreast of the rapidly emerging, semi-automatic, commercially available Optical Design programs
that were becoming the "lingua franca" of the Optical Design community. The in-house software is still
in use but now complements the ZEMAX-EE® Optical Design Software.
Since its inception, Prime Optics has played a key role in countless Optical Design
projects, both large and small.