OSLO 101 – Introduction to OSLO

This four-hour, instructor-led, online training course will provide the attendee a good start or skill polish to use OSLO most effectively. This course will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on examples. In the examples we will show a variety of functionality within OSLO. A digital copy of the course notes will be supplied to all attendees. Attendees wishing to complete the examples during the class must provide their own OSLO license.

Session 1 (2 hours)

5th October, 2021

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Introduction to OSLO

  • User interface
  • Spreadsheets, windows, and toolbars
  • Command line basics
  • Help and manuals
  • File structure
  • Functional flow


Preferences and Operating Conditions

  • Preferences
  • Operating conditions
  • System notes
  • Surface notes


Basic Optical System Definitions

  • Defining your system
  • Specifying system properties
  • Wavelengths and weights
  • Apertures and checking
  • Using solves

Session 2 (2 hours)

6th October, 2021

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Variables and Optimization

  • Setting up variables
  • Types of variables
  • Error functions in OSLO
  • Optimization methods in OSLO
  • Sliders


Evaluating Performance in OSLO

  • Graphics evaluation methods
  • Text evaluation methods
  • Intro to tolerancing





OLSO 102 – OSLO: Beyond The Basics

Session 1 (2 hours)

19th October, 2021

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Tolerancing in OSLO

  • Tolerancing data
  • Tolerancing methods
  • User-defined tolerancing


Special surfaces in OSLO

  • Aspheres
  • Freeforms and splines
  • Diffractive surfaces
  • Gradient-index


Intermediate OSLO Use

  • Ray aiming
  • Beam analysis
  • Vignetting and vignetting factors
  • Relative illumination
  • Multiconfiguration data
  • Afocal systems
  • Perfect lenses
  • Polarization
  • Partial coherence


Session 2 (2 hours)

20th October, 2021

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Using Data in OSLO

  • Databases
  • Private Databases
  • Catalog lenses
  • Grouping
  • Non-sequential groups


Introduction to Programming in OSLO

  • Advanced command line use
  • Understanding lists
  • Private directory
  • SCP
  • CCL (most used, compiled by OSLO)
  • DLL
  • Opening lenses with a text editor





Courses are given online in English.  A link to the GoToMeeting meeting room will be sent by email one day prior to course. A training certificate will confirm your course completion. To register please fill in and return this form to your sales representative or sales along with payment. Bank details sent upon request for wire transfers.