WVASE Data Analysis Short Course


J.A. Woollam Headquarters
Lincoln, NE USA


April 2-4, 2019


9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Registration begins at
8:30am on April 2nd

2019 WVASE Short Course

The J.A. Woollam Company is proud to announce a data analysis course designed for WVASE software users. We will introduce the fundamentals of data analysis at a beginner to intermediate level. All details will be described using the latest WVASE software. Participants will work computer examples throughout all sessions.

If you use a different J.A. Woollam software package (i.e.CompleteEASE), please contact us for details regarding pertinent courses of interest for you.

Please note this short course requires participants to bring their own Windows based laptop.

Day 1 Overview

  • Basic theory
  • Overview of Data Analysis Strategies
  • Transparent layers
  • Cauchy Dispersion
  • Global Fit
  • Roughness
  • Index Grading

Day 2 Overview

  • Point-by-point fitting
  • Modeling with the GenOsc layer
  • Analysis of semi-absorbing films

Day 3 Overview

  • Non-idealities: thickness non-uniformity, bandwidth, backsurface reflections & depolarization
  • Strategies for absorbing films
  • Transparent anisotropic films
  • Multi-layer film analysis strategies
  • Review

Hotel Information

Graduate Lincoln Hotel

Distance: 0.4 mile (9 min walking)

Address: 141 N 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 475-4011 

Graduate Lincoln Hotel Website


Hyatt Place Lincoln Downtown

Distance: 0.4 mile (8 min walking)

Address: 600 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 742-6007

Hyatt Place Lincoln Downtown Website


Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown

Distance: 0.5 mile (10 min walking)

Address: 801 R St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 475-9000

Hilton Garden Inn Lincoln Downtown Website


Embassy Suites

Distance: 0.6 mile (12 min walking)

Address: 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508

Phone: (402) 474-1111 

Embassy Suites Lincoln Website

Airport Information

Lincoln Airport (LNK) is located 5 miles or about 12 minutes driving from the Downtown/Haymarket area.  Delta and United are the only two airlines that service the Lincoln Airport.  Rental cars and taxis from the airport are also available.

Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) is located is located 63 miles or about 1 hour and 3 minutes driving from the Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket area.  Flight options and prices may be substantially better depending on your city of departure. When choosing this option you will either want to reserve a rental car or have transportation prearranged through OMALiNK.


Free parking is available to all attendees of this course.


Lunch will be provided all 3 days.


Registration is now closed.


Upon receipt of registration, an invoice will be sent via email.

All payments are due by March 22, 2019.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.