The target of this project is to prepare and train future engineers for the design challenges and opportunities provided by modern optics technology. Such challenges include lossless photon management, modelling at the system, components and feature levels, and the link between design and technology. Today all optical designs are often perceived to be following different approaches, namely geometrical optics, physical optics and nano-photonics. Traditionally these approaches are linked to the different lengths-scale that are important to the system.
A design for manufacture of next generation optical applications needs to bridge the gap between the different length-scales and to consider the design at a holistic level. At the core are optical simulation models developed and used in academic research and those used for optical designs in industry.