The best way to understand how light works is to work with light. This course teaches non-technical professionals to think like a photon. Participants work with optical components to establish an intuitive understanding of core optical principles such as wavelength, refraction, interference, and dispersion. Upon completion, participants will have a fundamental grasp of how and why essential optical components, such as lenses, work, and they will be prepared to study more specialized topics related to specific industries. This hands-on class is limited to 16 participants. Early registration is recommended.
- describe light in a technical manner in terms of wavelength, polarization, and intensity
- intuit the behavior of light due to reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference
- classify basic optical components by appearance and function