Illumination Fundamentals, Theory and Application

Synopsys Optical Solutions is proud to announce a new course series presented by Julius Muschaweck of JMO Illumination Optics: Illumination Fundamentals, Theory, and Application

Testimonials

"I highly recommend the illumination course taught by Julius Muschaweck. His deep knowledge of illumination and his expertise in implementing optical designs, combined with his passion to teach, make him a perfect instructor. He translates illumination concepts into conceivable real-life examples. During the virtual sessions, he did a great job keeping all course participants engaged by using technology that allowed him to switch smoothly between lecture notes, a virtual whiteboard, and illumination software. I’m glad I had the opportunity to take his course."
 -Shohreh Shadalou, Ph.D. Candidate, Optical Science and Engineering, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Julius Muschaweck’s course provides an excellent overview of illumination fundamentals and applications. Julius is an expert in illumination optics and is an excellent teacher. He did a fantastic job of breaking down and presenting complex concepts for students with a wide range of previous experience and educational backgrounds. In addition, Julius is extremely well versed in software and modeling of illumination systems. I learned a number of practical new tips and tools for using LightTools in the course.”
 -Dr. Thomas Suleski, Professor of Physics and Optical Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 

Course #1: Understanding Light For Illumination

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals


Course is given over three weeks, three days per week.
September 29 – October 1, 2020
October 6-8, 2020
October 13-15, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
Cost: $1,500

Course Description

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce a new online course in illumination fundamentals. This class will be given live by Mr. Julius Muschaweck and is intended for those new to illumination science, or those who would like to extend and deepen their understanding of the theory that underpins illumination system design.

This nine-day online short course explains the deep, beautiful, and immensely useful theory of light for illumination. Practical exercises and examples are an integral part of the course. They show how the theory lets us see what can or cannot be done in illumination optics, and how the same theory guides us towards viable solutions. A basic working knowledge of optics is assumed.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand and apply the concept of étendue to practical problems
  • compute étendue even in complex cases, using illumination ray tracing software
  • connect the dots between flux, intensity, illuminance and luminance
  • determine LED luminance from common data sheet values
  • use étendue, luminance and flux information to determine feasibility from first principles and to find promising design approaches.

Course Summary

The course consists of nine 3-hour sessions held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on three consecutive weeks. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. PDT each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Cisco WebEx Meetings web conferencing.

Attendees do not need LightTools/LucidShape software. While a pocket calculator suffices for the exercises, spreadsheet calculation software is useful.

A download link to course materials will be provided prior to the class. Please email lighttools_support@synopsys.com for help on setting up the computer before the first day of class or to verify that you can access WebEx Meetings.

 

Who Should Attend

Any engineer or optical designer who wants to reach a deeper understanding of what is limiting and guiding illumination optics. While only a basic working knowledge of optics and standard engineering mathematics is required, the course’s comprehensive, coherent viewpoint on light for illumination lets experienced optical engineers gain new insights, too.

Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $1,500. Payment by credit card or ACH bank transfer can be made to the course instructor at JMO, GmbH. A link to the payment site will be sent after completing your course registration. 

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least by Friday, September 25, 2020. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $200 fee is charged for later cancellations).

For all registration questions, please contact:
Synopsys OSG Training Registration
Phone: (626) 795-9101
E-mail: lighttools_support@synopsys.com


Course #2: Colorimetry for Illumination Optics

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals


November 3-5, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
Cost: $500

Course Description

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce a new online course in colorimetry for illumination optics. This class will be given live by Mr. Julius Muschaweck and is intended for those engineers and scientists at all levels who would like to extend and deepen their understanding of color theory and application as it pertains to illumination system design.

This three-day online short course covers what engineers in illumination optics need to know about to quantify color, with special emphasis on LEDs. A basic working knowledge of optics is assumed.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • be familiar with the common color spaces, including CIE 1931 XYZ 
  • intuitively grasp additive color mixing and LED binning 
  • compute which LEDs to mix in which amounts to achieve desired color and brightness 
  • use JMO’s open source Matlab® spectrum library (if you are a Matlab user) 
  • understand the Color Rendering Index (CRI) and its limitations 
  • use various color difference metrics to assess homogeneity 

Course Summary

The course consists of three 3-hour sessions held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. PST each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Cisco WebEx Meetings web conferencing. 

Attendees do not need LightTools/LucidShape software. JMO’s open source Matlab® spectrum library is used for examples, but Matlab® is not needed for the course.

A download link to course materials will be provided prior to the class. Please email LightTools_support@synopsys.com for help on setting up the computer before the first day of class or to verify that you can access WebEx Meetings.

Who Should Attend

Any engineer or optical designer who needs to understand colorimetry and color mixing, especially with LEDs.   

Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $500. Payment by credit card or ACH bank transfer can be made to the course instructor at JMO, GmbH. A link to the payment site will be sent after completing your course registration.

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least by Friday, October 30, 2020. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $100 fee is charged for later cancellations).

For all registration questions, please contact:

Synopsys OSG Training Registration
Phone: (626) 795-9101
E-mail: lighttools_support@synopsys.com


Course #3: Modeling Sources and Optical Systems in Illumination Optics

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals


November 17-19, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
Cost: $500

Course Description

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce a new online course on design patterns modeling sources and optical systems for illumination optics. This class will be given live by Mr. Julius Muschaweck and is intended for those engineers and scientists who would like to extend and deepen their understanding of illumination optics.
 
This three-day online short course shows engineers in illumination optics how to get their ray-tracing models right. Participants should be familiar with the optics concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination."

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • make educated choices which source model to use 
  • build well working source models, including spectra, from often mediocre quality of LED vendor ray files
  • understand how Monte Carlo ray-tracing software “thinks” 
  • understand the tradeoffs between various surface and material modeling options 
  • apply the concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination”  to source and system modeling
  • choose which optical effects to model, and which to neglect  

Course Summary

The course consists of three 3-hour sessions held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. PST each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Cisco WebEx Meetings web conferencing. 

LightTools will be used, by the instructor, throughout the course for demonstration. However, the concepts we discuss are applicable to all Monte Carlo ray-tracing software packages. Attendees do not need to have LightTools/LucidShape software installed. 

A download link to course materials will be provided prior to the class. Please email LightTools_support@synopsys.com for help on setting up the computer before the first day of class or to verify that you can access WebEx Meetings.

Who Should Attend

Any illumination engineer or optical designer who wants to be on safer ground when it comes to modeling light sources, especially LEDs, and to building optical system models which are sufficiently precise, but not overengineered. Participants should be familiar with the optics concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination”.

Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $500. Payment by credit card or ACH bank transfer can be made to the course instructor at JMO, GmbH. A link to the payment site will be sent after completing your course registration.

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least by Friday, November 13, 2020. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $100 fee is charged for later cancellations).

For all registration questions, please contact:

Synopsys OSG Training Registration
Phone: (626) 795-9101
E-mail: lighttools_support@synopsys.com


Course #4: Design Patterns in Illumination Optics

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals


December 15-17, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT
Cost: $500

Course Description

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce a new online course on design patterns for illumination optics. This class will be given live by Mr. Julius Muschaweck and is intended for those engineers and scientists who would like to extend and deepen their understanding of illumination optics. 

This three-day online short course introduces “design patterns” in illumination optics: building blocks as reusable solution approaches to recurring problems. TIR lenses, faceted mirrors, micro lens arrays, mixing rods, CPCs, and Köhler illumination are explained by what they do to the light, and how to combine them. Participants should be familiar with the optics concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination,” particularly phase space and étendue.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand the building blocks of illumination optics from a common, coherent viewpoint 
  • think about illumination optics in terms of design patterns 
  • let the theory presented in “Understanding Light for Illumination” guide you when selecting and combining design patterns 

Course Summary

The course consists of three 3-hour sessions held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. PST each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Cisco WebEx Meetings web conferencing. 

LightTools will be used, by the instructor, throughout the course for demonstration. However, the concepts we discuss are applicable to all Monte Carlo ray-tracing software packages. Attendees do not need to have LightTools/LucidShape software installed. 

A download link to course materials will be provided prior to the class. Please email LightTools_support@synopsys.com for help on setting up the computer before the first day of class or to verify that you can access WebEx Meetings.

Who Should Attend

Any illumination engineer or optical designer who wants to gain a deeper understanding of how the common design elements (lenses, mixing rods, micro lens arrays, CPCs,…) actually work for illumination, how and why to choose one over another, and how to combine them. Participants should be familiar with the optics concepts covered in our course “Understanding Light for Illumination”

Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $500. Payment by credit card or ACH bank transfer can be made to the course instructor at JMO, GmbH. A link to the payment site will be sent after completing your course registration.

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least by Friday, December 11, 2020. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $100 fee is charged for later cancellations).

For all registration questions, please contact:

Synopsys OSG Training Registration
Phone: (626) 795-9101
E-mail: lighttools_support@synopsys.com

Course Instructor

Julius Muschaweck has over twenty years of experience in optical design for illumination. After a stay as Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago with Prof. Roland Winston (well known as the originator of Nonimaging Optics), he co-founded and ran OEC, an optical R&D service which pioneered freeform optics. Later, at OSRAM, he became Senior Principal Key Expert (the highest rank in the OSRAM/Siemens expert career) and coordinated the over 100 optical designers within OSRAM world-wide, nearly all of whom attended his courses on illumination optics. He then joined ARRI, the leading movie camera and lamp head maker, as Principal Optical Scientist. Julius Muschaweck now works as an independent consultant, providing illumination optics solutions to industry clients, teaching courses on illumination optics, and writing about the subject. He is the author of over 25 scientific papers and the inventor of over 50 patent applications. For more information on Julius check out his website:  https://www.jmoptics.de/.