applied optics

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Course details

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Fees:
    - £1350 before 12 May 2017
    - £1450 after 12 May 2017
  • Iop members receive 10% discount
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This one week course, consisting of approximately 30 hours of lectures with supporting laboratory demonstrations, aims to provide the required basis of knowledge for the application of optics in science, engineering and technology. 

The course provides a basic introduction to the theoretical foundations of applied optics, and then develops this theme to illustrate the many diverse applications of optical technology. A comprehensive set of lecture notes is provided.

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Course aims

The course is designed to:

  • Explain the basic underlying physical principles of optics, optical phenomena and optical equipment.
  • Introduce and demonstrate a range of optical instruments and techniques including geometrical and physical optics, thin film devices, optical fibres, detectors, interferometry and holography.
  • Provide an introduction to the techniques involved in designing optical systems.

Who should attend?

This course is relevant to physicists, engineers and other technical workers whose professional training is likely to be in fields other than optics. It is suitable for those wishing to receive an in depth introduction to the subject through to a relatively advanced level. 

It is also suitable as a refresher course for optics specialists. Some knowledge of basic physics and mathematics is assumed.

Comments from past participants

"Useful course for getting grounding in optics."

"Excellent level of theory, very impressive."

"Very good, intensive and well run course."