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
Optical Elements for Illumination (online course) Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2024
This course will be held via Zoom in three sessions, three hours each.
Feb 13,14,15, 2024 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
All sessions at the 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