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How do experts find solutions to problems in illumination optics? What happens in the head of an experienced optical designer? In my series of courses, which I often teach together with my friend and colleague Henning Rehn, we give a comprehensive insight into the deep physics and beautiful mathematics of illumination optics. We then fill the “toolbox” with methods and design elements. Finally, using a few archetypal examples, we show how to analyze problems from first principles, and how to use these insights and the toolbox to choose the right design approaches.

Online courses

The next series of online courses is planned for January/February 2024. See for details and registration.

You can also book the courses directly on this website from the shop.

Currently scheduled public courses

Once a year, my colleague Henning Rehn and I teach a similar full course, face to face. The next course series will probably take place in Jena in spring/summer 2024 hosted by OptoNet.

Private courses

The course content and length can be adapted to your needs: Please contact me to schedule a dedicated course for your group at your offices, tailored to your needs, online or at your offices.

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