Training for OpticStudio

Expert instructors with exclusive knowledge will help you master OpticStudio.

OpticStudio training courses will help you expand your optical and illumination design capabilities whether you are a new or well-established optics professional. Training courses are conducted by our exceptional team of Optical Engineers, with years of experience designing real-world optical systems. All training is hands-on and incorporates the most useful tips and techniques empowering you with intimate, working knowledge of Zemax OpticStudio software.

Click the links below to discover more about our course offerings. Also, be sure to read about our Training Policies & Information.

                                      

 

Introductory Courses

 
Course Title        Description
Fundamentals of Optics



 
This course teaches foundational concepts in optics and prepares attendees for Optical System Design Using OpticStudio. Designed for engineers with little to no background in optics.

-No prior knowledge of OpticStudio required!
   
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio



 
This course provides a solid introduction to the OpticStudio sequential design environment. Attendees will acquire the skills to design, optimize and tolerance imaging systems through hands-on exercises.

-Assumes a background in optics OR competion of Fundamentals of Optics course.
 
   

New! Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE)




 

This course provides a solid introduction to the OpticStudio sequential design environment. Attendees will acquire the skills to design, optimize and tolerance imaging systems through hands-on exercises.

-Assumes a background in optics OR competion of Fundamentals of Optics course.

 
   
New! Illumination & Stray Light





 
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the OpticStudio non-sequential design environment, and is intended for those working on illumination systems or evaluating stray light in imaging systems. Attendees will acquire the skills to design, optimize and tolerance systems through hands-on examples and exercises that simulate actual design challenges.

-Familiary with illumination or imaging systems encouraged. No prior knowledge of OpticStudio required.
   

Advanced Courses

 
Course Title Description
Advanced Optical System Design Using OpticStudio
 
This course teaches advanced topics in optical system design using OpticStudio. Attendees will learn the key features and functions to take an imaging or afocal design from initial specification to manufacture and testing.
  -Requires strong familiarity with OpticStudio or completion of Optical System Design Using OpticStudio course.
   

Other Courses

 
Course Title Description
Programming OpticStudio





 
This course teaches how to utilize the ZOS-API.NET to build standalone applications in C# control OpticStudio through MATLAB or C#, use Zemax Programming Language (ZPL) macro programming, and create user-defined features (surfaces, objects, sources, etc.) and operands.

-Familiarity with OpticStudio required. Experience with at least one high-level programming langauge strongly encouraged. Knowledge of MATLAB is assumed for MATLAB-specific material.
   
Essential Skills for Optical Design

 
This course will emphasize the practical aspects of lens design, such as avoiding the use of expensive optical materials and making lens elements of suitable thickness to avoid manufacturing problems. Currently this course is only offered in the UK.
  -Familiarity with college-level mathematics and basic computer skills. This is not a software training course and no prior knowledge of OpticStudio software is required.


Private Training

If your organization has five or more individuals to train it may be more economical to choose on-site training. Our on-site training offers the same courses taught at your company location with an added bonus: you can choose topics from any of our standard courses to create your own course. For more information contact a Zemax representative.

Course Schedule

Title Dates Location
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  March 6 - 10, 2017 Tampa Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  March 13 - 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE) March 26 - 30, 2017 Online (Check course page for times).
Illumination & Stray Light April 3 - 6, 2017 DC Metro Area
Advanced Optical System Design April 17 - 21, 2017 Seattle Area
Advanced Optical System Design April 24 - 28, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE) April 24 - 28, 2017 Online (Check course page for times).
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  May 8 - 12, 2017 DC Metro Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  May 15 - 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Programming OpticStudio June 12 - 13, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE) June 12 - 16, 2017 Online (Check course page for times).
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  June 19 - 23, 2017 Seattle Area
lllumination & Stray Light July 10 - 13, 2017 San Francisco Area
Programming OpticStudio July 17 - 18, 2017 Seattle Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE) July 24 - 28, 2017 Online (Check course page for times).
Fundamentals of Optics August 14 - 15, 2017 Seattle Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  August 21 - 25, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  August 28 - September 1, 2017 Seattle Area
Advanced Optical System Design September 11 - 15, 2017 DC Metro Area
Advanced Optical System Design September 18 - 22, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio (ONLINE) September 25 - 29, 2017 Online (Check course page for times).
Illumination & Stray Light October 2 - 5, 2017 Seattle Area
Fundamentals of Optics October 9 - 10, 2017 United Kingdom
lllumination & Stray Light October 23 - 26, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  October 30 - November 3, 2017 San Francisco Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  November 13 - 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Advanced Optical System Design December 4 - 8, 2017 United Kingdom