Savvy Optics On-site Training
Savvy Optics currently offers five classes in optical standards and specifications.
All these classes are offered through SPIE conferences in conjunction with the
Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council (OEOSC) training and outreach
program. In addition, Savvy Optics offers the courses for on-site training.
We will work with you to customize the courses to suit your training needs, and
focus the material on the areas that affect your business most. Check to see if
you qualify for training grants from your state!
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Specifying Optical Components: A practical guide Specifying optics, even
commercial optics, can be a daunting task. The optics industry has evolved its
own language, symbology, and standards for specifying and manufacturing
optical components which can be obscure to even a veteran engineer, much less
a newcomer to the industry. This course provides an overview of the basic
principles, terms, and standards that are necessary for someone specifying
optical elements. A primary goal of the course is to serve as a practical guide to
optics specifications and drawings, and how they relate to optical system
performance. Engineers and users of optics who need to buy optical components,
but are unsure of all the detailed specifications, will benefit from taking this course.
Understanding Scratch and Dig Surface imperfection specifications (i.e.
Scratch-Dig) are among the most misunderstood, misinterpreted, and ambiguous
of all optics component specifications. This extremely popular course provides
attendees with an understanding of the source of ambiguity in surface
imperfection specifications, and provides the context needed to properly specify
surface imperfections using a variety of specification standards, and to evaluate a
given optic to a particular level of surface imperfection specification. The course
will focus on the differences and application of the MIL-PRF-13830, ISO 10110-7,
and ANSI/OEOSC OP1.002. Many practical and useful specification examples are
included throughout, as well as demonstration of visual comparison evaluation
techniques and artifacts.
Advanced Surface Inspection Workshop While understanding surface
imperfection specifications is the first step, learning how to actually perform the
inspection is just as important. This hands-on workshop with allow attendees to
learn the “Best Practice” for inspecting optical surfaces. The course has many
demonstrations and labs and gives attendees lots of practice handling and
inspecting optics with the oversight of a trained master inspector. The course is
based on the concept of learning by doing, with many hands-on labs. As a result,
class size is limited to 12 inspectors. Note that "Understanding Scratch and Dig"
is a prerequisite for this clas
Understanding Waviness and Roughness Surface roughness causes scatter
and system transmission loss, while waviness and mid-spatial frequency ripple
can cause loss of resolution, image quality, veiling glare, beam modulation and a
host of other issues. In the past 30 years, new specifications like gradients,
correlation values, PSDs and MSF ripple specifications have been introduced.
Most users do not completely understand these new notations however, and the
meaning of even a simple RMS roughness specification has become obscure, or
even meaningless. The course covers the key factors associated with surface
texture and roughness on optical surfaces, and how to understand their impact in
optical system performance using the Power Spectral Density Function.
Modern Optics Drawings This course provides attendees with an introduction
of OP1.0110, the American National Standard for optics drawing notations. The
course begins with the context of optics drawings and the fundamentals of the ISO
10110 drawing layout. Next we will go through each of the tolerance notations for
glass parameters, surface wave front, wedge, and surface texture and coating.
We will go in depth into the different methods of specifying surface imperfections.
Throughout the course, attendees are also informed about the changes that are
likely for ISO 10110 in the future and how the American version differs from the
current international standard. Practical and useful examples are included
Other workshops. In addition to the Roughness, Surface Imperfection and ISO
training described above, we can work with you to develop on-site optics training
for your design, manufacturing, and quality engineering personnel. Contact us
to learn more.
R Williamson Consulting Need training on optics shop testing? Shop math?
Basic Optics? Ray Williamson offers a long line of classes for the optics shop.
Tell him we sent you; he's a member of the Savvy Optics Education Network!
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