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Our first book is out!

Henning Rehn and I have published our SPIE tutorial titled
"Designing Illumination Optics".
The book is available at
SPIE as pdf for download, and as softcover, to be shipped from the U.S.

If you are in Europe and would like the softcover book, shipment will be faster when you  buy it directly from me, 60 € incl. shipping and VAT. Just send me an email to

What's in the book:

The tutorial helps engineers who design illumination optics to determine where to start, which methods and approaches to use, and how to gain insight into the nature of the problem at hand. Good illumination design uses patterns from both non-imaging optics (such as compound parabolic concentrators) and imaging optics (such as lenses), often in combination, to produce optimal solutions. The book provides readers with a toolbox consisting of a coherent theoretical background, a description of important optical elements and their function, and several design methods. Typical examples are described to illustrate how an experienced optical designer approaches problems, plays with concepts, and arrives at solutions.

"This is a masterful tutorial that not only helps the readers understand the fundamentals in depth but also manages to solve the challenge of teaching how to face illumination design problems."
Pablo Benitez
Professor, Technical University of Madrid, Spain

"Illumination optics has matured over the last thirty years, but the industry is missing a clear and concise tutorial. Designing Illumination Optics fills that need from the perspective of two authors with both deep insight and an amazing ability to share knowledge."
Dr. William Cassarly
Senior Scientist of Illumination Engineering, Optical Solutions Group, Synopsys, Inc.

"An excellent introduction to illumination optics from two leaders in the field: practical, accessible, and driven by examples to illustrate key principles. This sorely needed resource provides quickly applicable lessons in illumination optics and builds a strong foundation for more in-depth study. "
Thomas J. Suleski, PhD
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Department of Physics and Optical Science

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