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Pat Maeda

Since joining PARC, Patrick Maeda has been leading efforts to develop new optical technologies in laser scanning, imaging, optical sensing, illumination, and solar concentration. His most recent work has produced inventions in multiple beam scanners for printing, novel luminaire architectures for solid-state lighting, and innovative solar concentrating optical systems which led to a PARC venture with SolFocus, Inc.

Patrick previously worked at Xerox where he designed many of the printheads used in Xerox' line of laser printers and received Xerox Corporation's President's Achievement Award for work on Xerox' flagship color and black and white printer products (1992). Prior to joining Xerox, Patrick developed electro-optical sensors for infrared systems at General Dynamics.

Patrick received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and B.S. degree with a double major in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He holds 28 patents in the areas of optical systems, diffractive optics, MEMS, optical sensors, image processing, and laser scanning systems.


PARC publications

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Towards Low-Cost Solar Hydrogen

227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Meeting

24 May 2015


Recent developments in optics for concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems (Invited talk)

Frontiers in Optics 2007, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting

17 September 2007


Linear shift variant camera lens model for image simulation

IS&T/SPIE International Symposium Electronic Imaging 2005 Conference

17 January 2005


A bookscanner for fragile books

PICS Conference

22 May 2001





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