Optical System Design Using OpticStudio

This course provides a solid introduction to the OpticStudio sequential design environment. Attendees gain experience using the OpticStudio interface to model, analyze, optimize, and tolerance simple sequential systems.

Note: This course does not teach optical design principles. It teaches how to use the OpticStudio sequential modeling environment to design optical systems.

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  • Day 1: Introduction to OpticStudio and review of first- and third-order optics
  • Day 2: Overview of optimization
  • Day 3: 3D systems, multiple configurations, and image simulation
  • Day 4: Tolerancing simple systems
  • Day 5: Real-world tolerancing scenarios

Skills Gained
  • Model and analyze the performance of simple sequential systems in OpticStudio
  • Build merit functions to optimize system performance
  • Identify system sensitivities and predict manufacturing and assembly yields

Knowledge of fundamental optical concepts or completion of the Fundamentals of Optics course.
5 days


August 21 - 25, 2017 United Kingdom
August 28 - September 1, 2017 Seattle
October 30 - November 3, 2017 San Francisco
November 13 - 17, 2017 United Kingdom



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All courses have a minimum attendance requirement. If the course cannot meet the minimum attendance, students will be notified of the course cancellation no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.