Intro to Optics

What is optical design? How does it connect with other areas of optics, optical systems, and optical engineering? How do you do it?

Optics for Kids

An online resource that teaches kids about the science of light.

For University Students

Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

Enter your student optical design class paper using CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, and Photonic Solutions.

Illumination Fundamentals Booklet

Illumination Fundamentals Booklet

Provides a basic overview of the science of light and illumination. Published jointly by Synopsys and the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer. 

Technical Training