Advanced in Optical Design: Workshop 4

Where: UK ATC, Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill View, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

When: 15 January 2019, 09:30 – 12:30

If you wish to attend this event, please email [email protected]

** Please note: tickets to this event are limited and reserved strictly for optical designers currently based in Scotland **

Photonics in Scotland

For over a century, Scotland has been at the cutting edge of photonic innovation. With over 50 companies at the heart of the Scottish photonics cluster, the economic impact is substantial.

Approximately half of the cluster’s £750m output is exported, with the rest supporting important domestic sectors including defence, oil and gas, renewable energy, manufacturing and communications.

About the Workshop

Optical design is a rapidly developing field in the sector. Recent advancements in lasers, compound semiconductors, and end user applications, coupled with growing demand for higher speed, higher power photonic devices present increasingly challenging demands on optical system design.

Faced with these increased performance requirements, optical designers must utilise new technologies, including improved software, powerful computing platforms, new optical materials and advanced coatings to improve overall optical and system performance.

With this in mind, the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) has created an Optical Design Working Group, meeting once a quarter and aimed at engineers, scientists and designers. These workshops are designed to network, explore new collaboration opportunities, and stay up-to-date with advancements in this field.

At this half-day event, attendees will hear one of Scotland’s leading photonics organisations discuss their current work, strengths and challenges in optical design. Following that, we will discuss opportunities regarding training in Optical Design in Scotland.


Jan 15 2019


9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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