Short Courses

Introduction to Interferometric Optical Testing (Modern Optical Testing)

  • Various SPIE Meetings

Abstract: This short course gives an introduction to the field of interferometric optical testing. Topics covered include basic interferometers for optical testing, concepts of phase-shifting interferometry, including error analysis, long wavelength interferometry, testing of aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, and the state-of-the-art of direct phase measurement interferometers.


Optical Testing and Testing Instrumentation


Modern Optical Testing

  • OpTIC Technium,¬†St Asaph, Wales

Abstract: This two-day course reviews techniques commonly used to test optical components and optical systems. Topics covered include basic interferometers for optical testing, concepts of phase-shifting interferometry, including error analysis, testing flat surface optical components, testing curved surfaces and lenses, testing aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, and the state-of-the-art of direct phase measurement interferometers.


Introduction to Interference and Interferometry

  • SPIE Meetings

Abstract: This short course gives an introduction to the field of interference and interferometry. Topics covered include basic classical interferometers, coherence and source requirements, diffraction gratings and zone plates, holography, speckle interferometry, and phase-shifting interferometry.