Modern Infrared Detectors & Systems Applications

ON-CAMPUS and ONLINE in real time! June 21 - June 25, 2021: Learn from the Experts. You'll get the training you need for the latest technology. We've been running this course successfully for over 50 years!

Why Modern IR Detectors & System Applications?

Join us on-campus in beautiful Santa Barbara! Or, watch lectures online from your home or office.

You’ll get the training you need on the latest IR technology by participating in daily lectures and lab sessions. Taught by a team of nationally-recognized, experienced leaders in the field, this course will provide what you need to know to succeed as an engineer and/or user or of IR technology.

Attending in-person on the UC Santa Barbara campus, you will have:
- Live daily lectures 
- In-lab instruction and experimentation
- Product demonstrations and tours from leading companies in Infrared technology
- Panel discussion of experts in a range of capacities in the Infrared field.
- Complimentary 'Welcome' beach BBQ on Day 1
- Complimentary daily breakfast and lunch
- Complimentary daily parking

Attending virtually by registering for the online course, you get access to:
-Live daily lectures only

Group (15%) and early-bird (10%) discounts are available. Corporate groups of 10+ enrollments? Please email

Learn and experience a variety of topics…

Commercial & Defense IR Applications
Technology of Advanced IR Detectors & Systems
Infrared Detector Packaging and Testing
Cooled and Uncooled detectors
Focal Plane Electronics
Evaluation Techniques for IR Systems


I find it exciting to watch the students learn during the class. Between the informative lectures, practical lab sessions and company visits, they make a quantum jump in their understanding of infrared technology. We are looking forward to June 2021!

-Alan Hoffman, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, Acumen Scientific
Modern Infrared Course Coordinator and Instructor

Course Information


2021 COURSE SCHEDULE (click to register)
Course Offerings Units June 21 - 25, 2021
ECE X449 - Modern Infrared Detectors and Systems 3 UCSB
ECE X449 - Modern Infrared Detectors and Systems (ONLINE only) 3 UCSB

  UCSB UCSB Campus       Ventura Online        

Enrollment will open October 1, 2020! Secure your spot!

Enroll now, Pay Later
Lock in early-bird pricing by clicking on desired course link above, checking out, and applying the coupon code 'IR2021.' You will be invoiced later.



Infrared at UCSB with Dr. Alan Hoffman on the PaCE Pod

Take a listen and learn about UCSB's IR short-course that has been offered for over 50 years! Dr. Alan Hoffman joins us to discuss the course, what you will learn in it, as well as take with you when you complete it.