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Digital Forum
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6 - 11 March 2021
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Photonics West 2021 online courses

Online course options for Photonics West Digital Forum

Special 10% discount on Photonics West courses

Created by experts who teach at our in-person events, SPIE online courses are designed to be taken on your own schedule from your desktop or mobile device. Register and gain immediate access for one year from date of purchase. 

View course options below.


Included with your course registration

  • Slideshow presentations
  • Quizzes to test your retention of the material
  • Supplemental resources
  • Digital certificate

Course offerings

The following select online courses align with Photonics West topics and can be added to your Digital Forum registration for a 10% discount. Discounts will automatically be applied when you register. Prices listed below include discount.

  • Basic Optics for Engineers (SC156)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel (SC609)
    Non-Member $157.50 | Member $131.25 | Student Member $70
  • Practical Optical System Design (SC003)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Introduction to Optical Alignment Techniques (SC010)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Introduction to Optomechanical Design (SC014)
    Non-Member $1089 | Member $907.50 | Student Member $484
  • Fastening Optical Elements with Adhesives (SC015)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Mounting Optical Components (SC1019)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $466.65 | Student Member $244
  • Introduction to Lens Design (SC935)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Optical Systems Design: First Order Layout - Principles and Practice (SC1102)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • The Proper Care of Optics: Cleaning, Handling, Storage and Shipping (SC1114)
    Non-Member $333 | Member $277.50 | Student Member $148
  • Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1086)
    Non-Member $333 | Member $277.50 | Student Member $148
  • Stray Light Analysis and Control (SC1199)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244
  • Mirror System Design with Freeform Surfaces (SC1272)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Industrial Ultrafast Lasers for Micro-Processing and Applications (SC1285)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Optical Technologies and Architectures for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) (SC1218)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Design, Modeling and Fabrication Techniques for Micro-optics: Applications to Display, Imaging, Sensing and Metrology (SC1217)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Introduction to LIDAR for Autonomous Vehicles (SC1232)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras (SC1231)
    Non-Member $369 | Member $307.50 | Student Member $164
  • Integrated Opto-Mechanical Analysis (SC254)
    Non-Member $549 | Member $457.50 | Student Member $244

Additional courses will be added as they become available.

Photonics West registration

Already registered? You can still access the course discounts by using the 'Education Only' option in the registration funnel.


Current discounts

  • 10% off if you add a course to your Photonics West registration (automatically applied in online registration)
  • 15% off for SPIE Members – total combined discount 25%
  • 50% off for SPIE Student Members – total combined discount 60%

For more information

Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Eric C. Fest, Phobos Optics, LLC (United States)
$655.00 Members  |  $775.00 Non-members
Course Level: Introductory
Instructor: Daniel Vukobratovich, Raytheon Missile Systems (United States)
$1,205.00 Members  |  $1,435.00 Non-members
Course Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Richard N. Youngworth, Riyo LLC (United States)
$610.00 Members  |  $730.00 Non-members

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