Transforming great tools into optical design know-how. That is what Photon Engineering training is all about.

Photon Engineering’s tutorials and short courses are specifically designed to educate professionals in the techniques required to produce effective, efficient and accurate solutions for today’s modern optical engineering problems.

Our range of tutorials and short courses include:

Attendees will receive a printed color copy of the tutorial or short course lecture notes at the start of the course as well as any necessary example files or exercises.

The tutorials and short courses are taught throughout the year at Photon Engineering’s Tucson office and internationally.  Please contact fredtutorials@photonengr.com or call us at 1-520-733-9557 for further information.

2020 Tutorial and Short Course Schedule


FRED Introductory Tutorial [Online, On-Demand]

Our in-person FRED Introductory Tutorial training class is indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are currently offering an online, on-demand version of our 3-day tutorial class.  Please visit our FRED Introductory Tutorial page for course and registration details.

Mastering Stray Light Analysis Short Course

This offering is indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To receive updates about the status of this course, please send inquiries to fredtutorials@photonengr.com.

Physical Optics Modeling with FRED

Please send inquiries to fredtutorials@photonengr.com.

Room Reservations


Courtyard by Marriott – Williams Center, Tucson

Tel: 1-520-745-6000 (ext. 602 for reservations)

Inform the sales person that you will be attending the Photon Engineering tutorial and you will receive the Williams Center discounted rate.

TownePlace Suites at the Williams Center, Tucson

Tel: 1-520-747-0720

Inform the sales person that you will be attending the Photon Engineering tutorial and you will receive the “Neighborhood” discounted rate.