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SPIE Online Courses

Online courses from SPIE - Train on your own time

SPIE online courses are versions of our live courses, designed to be taken on your time. Courses are taught by world-renowned experts from industry and academia.

Courses are on-demand and include:

  • Single-user license
  • Immediate access
  • Slideshow presentations
  • Quizzes to test your retention of the material
  • Supplemental resources
  • Digital certificates
  • Course access for one year from purchase

We are continuously adding new online courses. See our list of current online course offerings below. Click on a course to read the description, watch the course preview, and register.

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Current online courses offering digital certificates

• Systems Engineering and Large Telescope Observatories (SC1139) Paul Lightsey, Jonathan Arenberg

• Photon Counting CT (SC1129) Mats Danielsson, Martin Sjölin, Mats Persson
• Modern Diagnostic X-Ray Sources (SC1183) Rolf Behling
• Tissue Optics (SC029) Steven Jacques

• Electro-Optical Imaging System Performance (SC154) Gerald Holst]
• Uncooled Thermal Imaging Detectors and Systems (SC900) Charles Hanson]
• Introduction to Infrared and Ultraviolet Imaging Technology (SC1000) Austin Richards]
• Multispectral Image Fusion and Night Vision Colorization (SC1135) Yufeng Zheng, Erik Blasch

• Morphological Image Processing: Principles and Applications (SC1297) Johan Debayle

• What are Lasers Good For? (Part 1 of a 4-Part Series) (SC364) Breck Hitz
• How Light Works (Part 2 of a 4-Part Series) (SC365) Breck Hitz
• How Lasers Work (Part 3 of a 4-Part Series) (SC366) Breck Hitz
• Modifying Lasers (Part 4 of a 4-Part Series) (SC367) Breck Hitz
• Understanding Basic Laser Technology: 4-Part Series (SC369) Breck Hitz
• Solid State Laser Technology (SC752) Norman Hodgson
• Industrial Ultrafast Lasers for Micro-Processing and Applications (SC1285) Norman Hodgson

• Practical Photoresist Processing (SC616) Ralph Dammel
• Introduction to Microlithography: Chemistry, Materials and Processing (SC101-C) Ralph Dammel

• Practical Optical System Design (SC003) Richard Youngworth
• Introduction to Optical Alignment Techniques (SC010) Kenneth Castle
• Introduction to Optomechanical Design (SC014) Daniel Vukobratovich
• Fastening Optical Elements with Adhesives (SC015) John Daly
• Testing and Evaluation of E-O Imaging Systems (SC067) Gerald Holst
• Basic Optics for Engineers (SC156) Alfred Ducharme
• Integrated Opto-Mechanical Analysis (SC254) Victor Genberg, Keith Doyle
• Basic Optics for Non-Optics Personnel (SC609) Kevin Harding
• Introduction to Lens Design (SC935) Julie Bentley
• Optical Materials, Fabrication and Testing for the Optical Engineer (SC1086) Jessica DeGroote Nelson
• Optical System Design: First Order Layout - Principles and Practice (SC1102) Julie Bentley
• The Proper Care of Optics: Cleaning, Handling, Storage and Shipping (SC1114) Robert Schalck
• Stray Light Analysis and Control (SC1199) Eric Fest
• Design, Modeling and Fabrication Techniques for Micro-Optics: Applications to Display, Imaging, Sensing and Metrology (SC1217) Bernard Kress
• Optical Technologies and Architectures for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) Head-Mounted Displays (HMDs) (SC1218) Bernard Kress
• Designing and Specifying Digital Cameras (SC1231) Leo Baldwin
• Mirror System Design with Freeform Surfaces (SC1272) José Sasián

• Silicon Photonics (SC817) Jurgen Michel, Sajan Saini

• Introduction to Optical Remote Sensing Systems (SC567) Joseph Shaw
• Introduction to Optical and Infrared Sensor Systems (SC789) Joseph Shaw
• Introduction to Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles (SC1232) Joseph Shaw

Educational benefits for SPIE Members

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When you join SPIE you get access to free online professional development workshops like:

• Making the most of your Presentation (WS897)

• Structuring your Research Paper (WS908)

SPIE Members also get 15% off single-user online courses. SPIE Student Members received 50% off! Discounts on online courses are automatically applied.

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