San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Course (SC014)
Introduction to Optomechanical Design
Sunday - Monday 19 - 20 August 2018
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Member Price $1,125.00
Non-Member Price $1,380.00
Student Member Price $627.00
  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 1.3
This course will provide the training needed for the optical engineer to work with the mechanical features of optical systems. The emphasis is on providing techniques for rapid estimation of optical system performance. Subject matter includes material properties for optomechanical design, kinematic design, athermalization techniques, window design, lens and mirror mounting.
Learning Outcomes
  • select materials for use in optomechanical systems
  • determine the effects of temperature changes on optical systems, and develop design solutions for those effects
  • design high performance optical windows
  • design low stress mounts for lenses
  • select appropriate mounting techniques for mirrors and prisms
  • describe different approaches to large and lightweight mirror design
Engineers who need to solve optomechanical design problems. Optical designers will find that the course will give insight into the mechanical aspects of optical systems. The course will also interest those managing projects involving optomechanics. SPIE live course SC690 Optical System Design: Layout Principles and Practice or online course SC1102 Optical System Design: First Order Layout - Principles and Practices, or a firm understanding of their content, is required as background to this course.
About the
Daniel Vukobratovich is a senior principal engineer at Raytheon. He has over 30 years of experience in optomechanics, is a founding member of the SPIE working group in optomechanics, and is fellow of SPIE. He has taught optomechanics in 11 countries, consulted with over 50 companies and written over 50 publications in optomechanics.
This course is also available in online format.
Attendee testimonial:
Class was excellent! I learned far more than I anticipated. Daniel Vukobratovich seems incredibly knowledgeable about a wide range of optomechanical topics and was able to answer questions and provide examples that were relevant and engaging.
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