Optical design software programmes have had to keep up with rapid advances in photonics technology in recent years and there have been many developments in the capabilities of packages for design of optical components and systems.
For example in designing for growth sectors such as ultra-efficient lighting systems, micromachining, photovoltaic systems, in photolithography, high power laser systems, sensors and more …
This meeting will be a forum for the exchange of ideas, for presentation of interesting applications and design solutions in the established market and for future optical engineering and design.
The committee intends to include presentations on applications, examples of problems solved and criteria for good design. Included will be a presentation on skills companies require of an optical designer and a really practical session on software tricks, methods and using macros in the UK’s most popular software packages.