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Optical Elements for Illumination (online course) Aug 13 - Aug 15, 2024

Optical Elements for Illumination (online course) Aug 13 - Aug 15, 2024

SKU: Elements

This three-day online short course introduces “design patterns” in illumination optics: building blocks as reusable solution approaches to recurring problems. TIR lenses, faceted mirrors, micro lens arrays, mixing rods, CPCs, and Köhler illumination are explained by what they do to the light, and how to combine them. It is helpful, but not required for participants to be familiar with the optics concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination,” particularly phase space and étendue.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the building blocks of illumination optics from a common, coherent viewpoint
  • think about illumination optics in terms of design patterns
  • let the theory presented in “Understanding Light for Illumination” guide you when selecting and combining design patterns
  • Dates and times

    This course will be held via Zoom in three sessions, three hours each.

    Aug. 13,14,15, 2024 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    All sessions at same time of day:
    8:00 to 11:00 a.m.                Pacific, which is
    11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.       Eastern, which is
    17:00 to 20:00                       Central European

  • Zoom / Hardware / Software

    The course is held via Zoom. Meeting invitations including the Zoom link will be sent out well in time before the courses starts. We recommend to participate using the Zoom Desktop client, the connection tends to be more stable than with just a browser (which works also). It is not a must, but greatly appreciated, if you have a working web cam: The course is much more lively and interactive when we see each other. A second monitor is also a good idea, to show the main window with the course material on one screen and the participants, the chat and other stuff on a secondary monitor.

  • Applicable discounts

    When you book all four courses together here, you will receive a 10% discount compared to individual prices.

    When two or more persons from the same company book any course, the second, third etc. person will receive a 60% discount. Effectively, that means an overall 30% discount for two, an overall 40% discount for three persons etc. Please contact us at to receive a discount code.

    There is a small number of seats on each course reserved for students or faculty members, at a substantial case-by-case discount. Please contact us at to discuss.

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