Technical Training for Professionals

Expected January 2021


Optics is the 'enabling technology' of the 21st century. To design optical systems, to specify and test optical components, to integrate optical components into products, requires knowledge and skills that can be learned in this Course on Modern Optics for Optical Designers (CMOP).

Over the years the CMOP course has become one of the most comprehensive optical courses in Western Europe, unique in its concept, covering the theoretical basics, practical optical system design and a broad overview of optical applications.

The Course on Modern Optics for Optical Designers is composed of two parts. Part 1 discusses the basics of optics and a number of applications. Part 2 discusses optical system design.


After completion of both parts of the course, the participant will have a thorough knowledge of modern optical concepts, their applications and the design of optical systems, the engineering problems and solutions.

Intended for

The course is intended for optical designers working in research and development of optical systems. Educational level should be technical university (MSc in physics, electronics, mechanics). Prerequisite: a basic knowledge of optics and practical experience in optical systems. For Part 2 is required that Part 1 has been attended.

Course schedule Expected January 2021
Duration 15 weekly morning sessions
Course leader Hans Vink MSc
Price € 3,500.00 *
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Part 2

System design (15 lessons):

  • Paraxial optics;
  • Geometrical optics;
  • Imaging systems;
  • Exercises, Q&A;
  • Optical design with Zemax;
  • Lens design;
  • Optical engineering;
  • Optical detection;
  • Illumination for optical detection;
  • Non-imaging optics;
  • Measuring and testing.

Tour and closing session.

The length of each Part of the CMOP course is 15 half days from 9:00 AM till 12:00 AM in a period of 25 weeks. Study load excluding class sessions: homework 6 - 8 hours a week.


Lectures, self-study, individual assessments, group assignments, tour.

Course material: course notes and books.


This course is certified by the European society for precision engineering & nanotechnology (euspen) and the Dutch Society for Precision Engineering (DSPE) and leads to the ECP2-certificate if results are sufficient.

* Prices are subject to change. Price correction will be applied at the end of the year.