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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 July/August 2023. See for details and registration.

Currently scheduled public courses

A couple times in a normal year, I teach the full course series, face to face, in one week. The next course series will take place in Jena, May 8-10, 2023, hosted by OptoNet. See here for details and registration.

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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