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As end users are expecting more demanding performances, optical systems designers and manufacturers are faced with growing challenges. We proudly announce the 2nd OptoNet International Summer School ›Advanced Lens Design‹, which is intended to provide high professional practical training. It aims at technicians, engineers and researchers who are involved in optical systems design of imaging systems and need more theoretical insight and practical experience in that field. The Summer School is held by the internationally renowned expert Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross of Friedrich Schiller University Jena and his colleagues.

With a revised training schedule and a 3+2 concept we offer basic training for beginners as well as advanced topics for experienced Optics designers. Voluntary evening sessions are offered to further deepen your knowledge and practical skills. 

Scientific keywords & participation requirements »


Main topics: Aberrations, Optimization, Field flattening, Aspheres, Tolerancing, Chromatical correction, Freeforms, Camera systems, Tolerancing, Correction methods, Special system types, Microscopic systems, Adjustment, Zoom lenses ... 
The agenda in detail »


The Summer School will take place in Jena, the city of Ernst Abbe and Carl Zeiss who laid the foundation for modern optics 150 years ago. Since then the science city Jena has been shaped by innovative, light-based technologies. Enjoy the summer spirit in the young university town surrounded by a magnificent landscape and well-known sights of European history. 
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The lecturer's team is led by Herbert Gross, an internationally renown expert in the field of optical system design. Read more »


The registration will soon be open. For registration, booking conditions and cancellation policy please got to our Booking site »

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Members from our international partner clusters benefit from a considerable discount.
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