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Courses and Workshops at Photonics West

Take a course while at SPIE Photonics West

Personal instruction from leading experts
Focused, face-to-face instruction on a variety of topics including optics for beginners, optomechanical design, quantum, deep learning, AR/VR, and OCT.  Courses range from 2-hour, half-day, full-day and two-day formats. Budget now to attend in 2021.

Need training now? We offer online courses and course recordings on a wide range of topics including Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras, Cost-Conscious Tolerancing of Optical Systems, Basic Laser Technology, Optomechanical Design, Mounting Optical Components and many more.

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Teach a course at Photonics West

Submit your course proposal to Laura Sharik by 1 September 2020. Instructions and requirements for course proposals can be found here.


9 top courses from 2020
 • Mirror System Design with Freeform Surfaces
 • Introduction to Magnetic Random Access Memory (MRAM): Fundamentals, Current Status, and Emerging Device Concepts
 • Photodetectors – A Practical Selection Guide
 • Industrial Ultrafast Lasers for Micro-Processing and Applications
 • Modern Optical Measurements: An Introduction with Practical Applications
 • Optical Measurements for (Automotive) Displays & Lighting
 • Problems in Autonomous Vehicle Imaging Systems
 • Medical Laser-Tissue Interactions
 • Biomedical Image Analysis: An Introduction

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