June 6-24, 2022

In 2022, the Institute of Optics will hold its 61st annual summer school short-course series, offering a mix of one-week courses and two-and-a-half-day courses from June 6-24, 2022.

View the course descriptions below and see registration and pricing to enroll.

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2022 Course Descriptions

Applied Concepts—colorimetry and vision, wave guide photonics, and more.

Fundamental Concepts—covering lenses, aberrations, principles of diffraction, optical systems, polarization, birefringence and crystal optics, and radiometry and detection.

Integrated Photonics Circuits—targeted for students, researchers, and engineers in industry, who want to learn the fundamental aspects of integrated photonics circuits.

Introduction to Computational Imaging and Information Essentials—introduces computational imaging, a modern paradigm in imaging in which the burden of image formation is no longer borne solely by optical physics.

Modern Optical Engineering—covering optical testing and instrumentation, optical manufacturing, optical thin film coatings, diffractive optics, and glass in modern optics.

Optical System Design—introduces participants to both fundamental and advanced concepts in optical system design. Optical System Design covers image quality evaluation, aberration theory, optimization, refractive/reflective design forms, optimization techniques, stray light analysis, tolerancing, and illumination design.

Optical Thin Film Coating Technology—covers all aspects of optical interference devices including thin-film design, digital design methods, and coating and characterization.

Opto-Mechanical Analysis—introduces optics measures, modeling optics, surface errors, stress, optic mounts and bonds, thermal effects, vibrations, system analysis, adaptive mirrors, assembly, testing, and optimization. (Not offered in 2022)

Ultrafast Optics and Petawatt Laser Systems—This course serves as an introduction to ultrafast laser systems with an emphasis on chirped pulse amplification and the generation of ultrahigh peak powers and irradiances.