From August 27 – 31, the CREATE Guided Light trainees attended a 3 day workshop and collaborative meeting event offered in Jena, Germany. The GRK2101 program hosted a workshop in Lens Design for all students of the International Research Training Group for the Canada-Germany Guided Light program. In total 11 trainees from the CREATE program visited Jena for the workshop.
The course was given by Prof. Herbert Gross and introduced student to the planning of complex optics experiments with the software OpticStudio (Zemax). Zemax delivers design software, training, and support services that set the highest standards for the optical and illumination industries. Zemax training is typically required in majority of photonics industry sectors. This course and certification will be useful for future studies and career.
In addition to gaining new knowledge about an important tool and resource, CREATE students had individualized schedules of lab tours and project meetings to plan their research collaborations in Jena. Some students also took advantage of this opportunity and extended their visit for first joint experiments in the GRK labs.