Continuing Professional Development in Photonics
24-28 April 2017
The Department of Physics at the University of Strathclyde is offering a new course in Photonics.
This course is aimed at providing a foundation in laser fundamentals and applied optics for professional physicists and engineers working in an industrial environment.
The course will be taught by leading scientists from the University of Strathclyde, where the Physics Department in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) was recognised as the top UK research department in physics.
To provide the foundation for the understanding of concepts in laser-based technologies and optical systems through:
- Explanations of the underlying physics
- Case studies of selected components and devices
- Practical introduction to lens design
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at those with a physics or electrical engineering background working in an optics or photonics based R&D environment.
It provides a foundation for newcomers or a refresher course for more experienced professionals.
Subjects to be covered include:
- Laser fundamentals
- Gaussian beam fundamentals
- Lens design
- Non-linear optics
- Fibre optics
- Optical metrology
- Optical semiconductors
The course runs for one week (24 to 28 April 2017) with:
- Twelve 1.5 hour lectures/discussion sessions
- Two 3.5 hour laboratory sessions
In addition to this a number of extra-curricular presentations will be held by staff from the University on current research topics such as:
- Quantum technology
- Laser-plasma accelerators
- High-resolution optical microscopy
- Introduction to Fraunhofer UK
These lectures will run 5-6.30pm most evenings.
|9:00-10:30||Fundamentals of lasers 1||Lens Design 2||Modern solid state lasers||Optical semiconductors||Fibre optics & communications|
|11:00-12:30||Lens Design 1||Lab intro||Fundamentals of lasers 3||Fundamentals of lasers 4||Optical microscopy|
|13:30-15:00||Fundamentals of lasers 2||Lab 1 Practical laser experiments & computational lens design
||Lab 2 Practical laser experiments & computational lens design||Metrology in space|
|15:30-17:00||Lenses in cinematography||Feedback session/departure|
|17:00-18:30||Extra-curricular presentation||Extra-curricular presentation||Extra-curricular presentation|
Venue and Accommodation
Entrance for the event is from Taylor Street
Department of Physics,
John Anderson Building,
107 Rottenrow East,
Glasgow, G4 0NG
This city centre location provides a choice of accommodation starting in the region of £50 per night.
£1500 (10% reduction for registrations before the end of February 2017) including lecture notes and material, lunch/refreshments & an afternoon excursion & dinner.
If you are interested in attending this course please register here.