Leif Ek, PhD
Leif has been working with optics and metrology his whole working life, during the last 30 years as an expert consultant. Thanks to his broad experience he quickly grasps a new problem and finds a solution suiting the customer’s specific need. Leif was one of the pioneers in laser metrology where he has developed metrology systems in various areas: position (nm/µm/km), vibrations, chemical and gas content.
Other areas of experience are camera systems, head-up displays, mirror telescopes and lightguides. Optical design using simulation with raytracing is an important part of his work where he has developed his own software. Leif has an academic background from KTH where he received his PhD and worked with research during 15 years, primarily within laser applications such as holography.