San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Course (SC1170)
The Very Least You Need To Know About Optics
  • Instructor:
  • Damon Diehl, DIEHL Research Grant Services (United States);
Monday 20 August 2018
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Member Price $125.00
Non-Member Price $150.00
Student Member Price $60.00
  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 0.2
This course is tailored to the thousands of professionals working in the optics industry who are not engineers. The curriculum develops a foundational understanding of the core principles of optics by relying on visual examples rather than mathematics. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to follow the thread of most technical optical presentations, and they will be well-positioned to study more specialized topics related to specific industries. The class size is limited to 20 participants. Early registration is recommended.
Learning Outcomes
  • define the law of reflection
  • define the law of refraction (Snell's Law)
  • classify different types of optical elements visually
  • explain the impacts of dispersion on optical systems
This course is intended for non-engineers, particularly sales professionals, who need a rapid, non-mathematical introduction to the core principles of optics. No prior scientific or mathematical background is assumed.
About the
Damon Diehl is the founder and owner of DIEHL Research Grant Services. He has a Ph.D. in optical engineering from the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics and a B.A. in physics from the University of Chicago. He recently served as academic coordinator for the “reboot” of the Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY — the oldest program of its type in the United States. This course is based on twenty years of research experience.
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