The mission of the Practical Optics Workshop (POW) series is to fill the gap between scientific understanding of optics principles and practical implementation. Many tasks, such as safe handling of optical components or working with commercial interferometers are used daily in optical science and engineering tasks, but are seldom covered in academic classes taught at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. This series of workshops is focused on developing hands-on skills for both optical engineering students and those already in the workforce.
Many LOFT group members have been leading/participating in the development of various POW series. For more information, please, visit official POW website.