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Courses and Workshops at Photonics West

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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 2020.

Registration opens in mid-October 2019.

Review the 2019 Course Program  ›

10 new courses at Photonics West 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
 • Meta-Lenses

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Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Univ. of Waterloo (United States)
$645.00 Members  |  $765.00 Non-members

Neurophotonics, Neurosurgery, and Optogenetics

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Ofer Levi, Suzie Dufour, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Clinical Technologies and Systems

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Advanced
Instructor: James G. Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Tissue Optics, Laser-Tissue Interaction, and Tissue Engineering

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Steven L. Jacques, Tufts Univ. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Rudolf M. Verdaasdonk, Univ. of Twente (Netherlands)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Biomedical Spectroscopy, Microscopy, and Imaging

Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Zeev Zalevsky, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Israel)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Sarah E. Bohndiek, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
$390.00 Members  |  $455.00 Non-members

Nano/Biophotonics

Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ofer Levi, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Laser Sources

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: William M. Grossman, Consultant (United States); Cheryl G. Asbury, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Rüdiger Paschotta, RP Photonics Consulting GmbH (Germany)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Advanced
Instructor: Johan Nilsson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Norman Hodgson, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Sydney Sukuta, San Jose City College (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Nonlinear Optics and Beam Guiding

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Robert A. Fisher, RA Fisher Associates, LLC (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Ruediger Paschotta, RP Photonics Consulting GmbH (Germany)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Martin E. Fermann, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Micro/Nano Applications

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Norman Hodgson, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Macro Applications

Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Keith J. Kasunic, Optical Systems Group, LLC (United States)
$680.00 Members  |  $800.00 Non-members

Optoelectronic Materials and Devices

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Kurt J. Linden, N2 Biomedical (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Slawomir Piatek, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Paul O. Leisher, Freedom Photonics, LLC (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Photonic Integration

Date: 1 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Yakov G. Soskind, Apple Inc. (United States)
$645.00 Members  |  $765.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States); Sajan Saini, MIT (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Nanotechnologies in Photonics

Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Din Ping Tsai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ. (Taiwan)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

MOEMS-MEMS in Photonics

Date: 6 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Bernard C. Kress, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Thomas J. Suleski, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications

Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Pedram Khalili, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Marco O. Lanzagorta, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States); Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Semiconductor Lasers, LEDS, and Applications

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Haiyin Sun, ChemImage Corp. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Kent D. Choquette, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Displays and Holography

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Michael P. Browne, SA Photonics (United States); James E. Melzer, Consultant (United States)
$620.00 Members  |  $740.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Bernard C. Kress, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Bernard C. Kress, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
$195.00 Members  |  $220.00 Non-members

Optical Materials and Fabrication

Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, Inc. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Optical Systems and Lens Design

Date: 6 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Richard N. Youngworth, Riyo LLC (United States); S. Craig Olson, L-3 Sonoma EO (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: William J. Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Eric C. Fest, Phobos Optics, LLC (United States)
$655.00 Members  |  $775.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State Univ. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Russell A. Chipman, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Garam Young, Consultant (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Gabriel Popescu, Univ. of Illinois (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Menelaos K. Poutous, The Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte (United States)
$650.00 Members  |  $770.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Julie L. Bentley, The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
$645.00 Members  |  $765.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Julie Bentley, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
$705.00 Members  |  $825.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Slawomir Piatek, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: José Sasián, James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

Optomechanics

Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Kenneth R. Castle, Ruda-Cardinal, Inc. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 2 - 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Daniel Vukobratovich, Raytheon Missile Systems (United States)
$1,205.00 Members  |  $1,435.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: John G. Daly, Vector Engineering (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 6 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Carl Zweben, Composites Consultant (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Advanced
Instructor: Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States); Keith B. Doyle, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
$680.00 Members  |  $800.00 Non-members
Date: 6 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Keith J. Kasunic, Optical Systems Group, LLC (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members

Metrology and Standards

Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: David M. Aikens, Savvy Optics Corp. (United States)
$445.00 Members  |  $510.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Steffen Reichel, Karlheinz Blankenbach, Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Karlheinz Blankenbach, Steffen Reichel, Hochschule Pforzheim (Germany)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: James C. Wyant, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
$380.00 Members  |  $445.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: David M. Aikens, Savvy Optics Corp. (United States)
$445.00 Members  |  $510.00 Non-members

Imaging

Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Nasser M. Nasrabadi, West Virginia Univ. (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members
Date: 5 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Leo B. Baldwin, Amazon.com, Inc. (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Richard D. Crisp, Etron Technology America, Inc. (United States)
$430.00 Members  |  $495.00 Non-members
Date: 4 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Barbara G. Grant, Consultant (United States)
$390.00 Members  |  $455.00 Non-members

Laser Safety

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Ken L. Barat, Laser Safety Solutions (United States)
$235.00 Members  |  $260.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Ken L. Barat, Laser Safety Solutions (United States)
$220.00 Members  |  $245.00 Non-members

Basic 2-Hour Courses for Sales, Marketing, and Industry

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Damon Diehl, NextCorps (United States)
$195.00 Members  |  $220.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Damon Diehl, NextCorps (United States)
$195.00 Members  |  $220.00 Non-members
Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Alexis K. S. Vogt, Monroe Community College (United States)
$195.00 Members  |  $220.00 Non-members
Date: 2 February 2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Bernard C. Kress, Microsoft Corp. (United States)
$195.00 Members  |  $220.00 Non-members

Professional Development

Date: 3 February 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Mark Warner, National Solar Observatory (United States)
$345.00 Members  |  $410.00 Non-members

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