Physical Optics Modeling
with FRED

3 Day Course

29 Nov - 1 Dec, 2022 ~ 9AM - 6PM CET
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Registration Deadline is 15 Nov, 2022.

Training Class

29 Nov - 1 Dec, 2022 ~ 9AM - 6PM CET

This advanced tutorial on Physical Optics Modeling is an intensive 3-day instruction covering the fundamentals of physical optics modeling in FRED and includes topics such as modeling diffraction and interference phenomena, simulating polarization effects, correctly defining coherent sources, and field resampling.

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Attendees must already be familiar with the basic operation of FRED and have some experience of using FRED’s BASIC scripting language.

Registration deadline is 15 Nov, 2022.

Topics Covered in the 3 Day Tutorial

  • Introduction to Gaussian Beam Decomposition
  • Review of Gaussian beam properties
  • Fraunhofer and Fresnel, and near-field diffraction effects
  • Multiple beam interference applications
  • Interference of polychromatic sources
  • Coherent sources overview
  • Beam quality and M-squared sources
  • Tools for polarization analysis
  • Analyzing effects from coatings and materials
  • Polarization specification of diverging sources
  • Stokes Analysis
  • Errors & limitations
  • Spatial field resampling
  • Directional field resampling
About the Teacher

Tom Davies
COO, CBS Europe

Photon Engineering has been working with CBS Europe's COO, Tom Davies, for several years and many of you will recognize his name from local trade shows, technical support, and/or tutorials. With a background in applied physics and software development, Tom provides training and support to some of the largest companies and research facilities in the world in relation to the field of optical engineering.

Over 20 Years in Optics
FRED Expert
Well Known in the Industry 
FRED Training Expertise

Bonus: all tutorial attendees get to schedule a free one on one with Tom or Neil to help with their specific simulation questions. 









About the Teacher

Neil Barrett
Technical Director, CBS Europe

Neil has been working in the Optical Simulation industry for more than 15 years, having held prior technical directorship roles for Zemax where he trained thousands of engineers in optical and illumination design tools. He has provided support to customers at all scales, from blue chip multinationals down to single person consultants, working across a broad range of optical design problems.

Highly Experienced
Broad Industrial Insight
MSc in Optics & Photonics
Makes Optical Training Fun!

Bonus: all tutorial attendees get to schedule a free one on one with Tom or Neil to help with their specific simulation questions. 


Tutorial Prices

Tuesday 29 Nov - Thursday 1 Dec, 2022
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CET

3 Day Course
29 Nov - 1 Dec, 2022
€  2145

per person

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Registration deadline is 15 Nov, 2022.

Additional Information

Payment Terms

We accept registrations at any time, but we can only guarantee your space upon receipt of full payment. The course is limited to 6 attendees so spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Full payment and/or receipt of purchase orders must be received no later than one week prior to attendance. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Bank Transfer. Tutorial registrations after 15 Nov, 2022 are non-refundable.

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Registration deadline is 15 Nov, 2022.

Is there still an option to attend the tutorial in-person? 

This tutorial course is 100% online due to the travel and social distancing restrictions of COVID-19. The course will be live and interaction is encouraged. We will add additional online benefits to ensure the course is a valuable learning experience for attendees.

Can I attend the online tutorial if I don’t have a FRED License?

Attendees who require FRED licenses must register by 15 Nov, 2022 to receive a FRED license prior to the tutorial. 

Will I receive a copy of the tutorial materials? 

Attendees who register by 15 Nov, 2022 will receive the tutorial materials via mail. Those who register after 15 Nov, 2022 will receive online access if their materials do not arrive in time.

How do I schedule my one on one with Tom? 

All registered attendees will receive an email with the updated tutorial details and instructions on how to receive the additional perks of being part of our online tutorial.

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