Illumination systems fundamentals

This Learning Path will provide the fundamental skills necessary for illumination design to build on for more advanced tasks. First, the fundamental theory and concepts that are essential for illumination design will be explained. Followed up with various fundamental lens design forms that are particular to illumination design. Essential aspects of how to create a new non-sequential system, such as setting up system properties, inserting objects and setting parameters, identifying common errors, and exporting optical ray data will be explored.​

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Discover the basics of illumination systems here. Answers to questions like “What is illumination system design?” and “What kind of units are expected in illumination?” are provided. The basic theory and background is presented, and the possible performance targets for illumination systems are defined.

 Learn how to use the essential components of an illumination system here. The building blocks of illuminations systems such as various light sources and typical detectors, as well as how to use these components are explored here. Also, non-optical components that can influence the illumination design outcome are explored.
Build the skills necessary to perform the illumination design here. The "how to's" on setting up the system for optical simulation, an in-depth explanation of a typical illumination design process, and the optimization process are provided.​
A shortlist and summary of the typical lens design forms used in illumination is provided here. Take the essential examples of illumination lens design forms and learn the step-by-step process of setting up the lens design form.

Learn how to export the results of an illumination lens design into the necessary formats for manufacture and for analysis.