Foundation Optics


Foundation Optics LLC
3700 39th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016


Leonard Wayne

Leonard Wayne has a BS in Physics from UC San Diego and an MSEE in Photonics/Optoelectronics from UCLA. His work includes, in part, ten years at the Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. He spent four of those years working on advanced interferometric systems, particularly the Space Interferometry Mission. He also performed camera alignment for the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Since 2009, Wayne has worked independently to develop a number of advanced interferometric systems. In 2012 Wayne participated in INNoVATE, an NSF-sponsored program at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School on the commercialization of technology from government and academia.

Sister Company

Our sister company, Topology Optics, designs and builds interferometer-based imaging systems.


November 2012Foundation Optics forms as a Maryland LLC.
January 2013Caltech assigns to Foundation Optics the copyright to Matlab software written by Leonard Wayne at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). (The software was generated under a US Government contract.)
August 2015First product release.