A course in illumination engineering

R. John Koshel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Illumination engineering is the novel field of more general field of optical design and engineering. A seminar, project-based course has been started at the College of Optical Science, The Univ. of Arizona. Topics include lightpipes, sources, sampling, modeling methods, reflectors, and displays. Guest lecturers from industry provide a wealth of additional content. The goal is to education our next generation of optical designers about this intriguing, complex, yet understudied field. Other goals are to provide training in nonsequential optical design software, connections between experimental data and modeling, and the non-technical aspects of the illumination field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNovel Optical Systems Design and Optimization X
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Conference of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2007Aug 29 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


Other10th Conference of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Displays
  • Education
  • Illumination
  • Lightpipes
  • Nonimaging optics
  • Optical design
  • Optimization
  • Reflectors
  • Sources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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