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Professional Education  -  Instructors Needed - Apply below



Instructors Wanted to Teach: 
Optical Instrument Design course


Apply Here 
This application page is for Systems Engineering, please use it to apply for the Optical Engineering & Instrument Design Program

Contact Kadie Heck  with your questions.

Kadie Heck, M.S. | Program Coordinator

Engineering, Sciences, & Life Science Programs 

T: (949) 824-7648 | E:kheck1@uci.edu


 

 Geometrical and Physical Optics (Prerequisite Course) & Optical Instrument Design (Required Course) 
The specific course descriptions and course objectives are below.


Optical Instrument Design (Required Course):

Course Description

Design commonly used optical instruments by relating user requirements to component and layout specifications. Learn basic design principles of telescopes, microscopes, spectrometers, interferometers, and polarimeters. Model instrument performance using by-hand and computer-assisted calculations including the effects of component, assembly and environmental tolerances. Analyze the tradeoffs between conflicting performance metrics. Examine instrument illumination techniques. Gain practical experience with weekly design-to-requirements exercises and a student-selected design project.

 

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Specify the basic design and performance parameters of commonly used optical instruments.
  • Translate user requirements into instrument component and layout decisions.
  • Model performance effects of tolerances and sources of error.
  • Define the issues with the design of illumination channels for different classes of optical instruments.

 

 


 

Southern California offers numerous opportunities for professional development at all levels from the experienced professional to those who are new to the optics and photonics community.  The OSSC maintains a close relationship with the Optical Engineering & Instrument Design programs at UC Irvine Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE) and the Photonics Technology Program formerly  at Irvine Valley College, now moving to Pasadena City College.  Many OSSC members are among the students, organizers and instructors.


 




  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems


Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems


Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

  

OPTOBOTICSsm - Precision Motion for the OpticsAge

Three Winter Courses are now open for Enrollment


Advanced
Lens Design
 
         Optomechanical
Components
Design
         Precision
Positioning for
Optical Systems


Joshua Jo, Ph.D.           Charles Vice              Donn Silberman, M.S. 

 

Optical Systems are essential to virtually every industry. Building a strong foundation on formal educational courses is the cornerstone of becoming a skilled Optical Engineer.
Courses begin in early January 2013
Recorded webinars and other program information is available at:
http://unex.uci.edu/areas/engineering/optics/

Professional Education




Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014

Geometric Optics  Donn M. Silberman, M.S.

Intro Lens Design  Joshua Jo, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D

OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.


LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors.  Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured.  Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry.  Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from  Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed.  Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.

Professional Education




Optical Engineering & Optical Instrument Design: Education Planning Session
Free Event: Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Three Spring On-Line Courses open for enrollment
Courses begin April 7, 2014

Geometric Optics  Donn M. Silberman, M.S.

Intro Lens Design  Joshua Jo, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav M. "Slava" Ryaboy, Ph.D

OSSC Members receive a 15% discount for these courses.


LET 215 - Fundamentals of Photonics
This course details the most important tools that are used when working with light, from lasers and other light sources to cameras and sensors.  Photonic devices are used in lecture demonstrations and laboratory experiments to show how light can be generated, manipulated, and captured.  Hardware is broken down to its constituent components--lasers are reduced to gain media, pump sources, and mirror cavities; cameras are dissected down to their bare chemistry.  Students will gain hands-on experience with industrial hardware and tools in the laboratory.
Course spans 16 weeks from  Jan 21 – May 22, 2014
Enrollment now closed.  Check the OSSC site for future courses.
Please contact Dr. Brian Monacelli for information.



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Updated: 4 September 2020
Added 8 September VOSA Meeting