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.

Introductory Courses

Course Title Description Prerequisite
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 completion of Fundamentals of Optics course.

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

Advanced Courses

Course Title Description Prerequisite
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.                                                                                                                                     Strong familiarity with OpticStudio or completion of Optical System Design Using Optic Studio course.     

Additional 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.
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.

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 (FULL!) January 23 - 27, 2017 San Francisco Area
Illumination & Stray Light February 13 - 16, 2017 DC Metro Area
Illumination & Stray Light February 20 - 23, 2017 United Kingdom
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  March 6 - 10, 2017 Tampa Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  March 13 - 17, 2017 United Kingdom
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  May 8 - 12, 2017 DC Metro Area
Optical System Design Using OpticStudio  May 15 - 19, 2017 United Kingdom
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
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
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