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Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. When you finish this course, you will be able to design, to first order, such optical systems with simple mathematical and graphical techniques. This first order design will allow you to develop the foundation needed to begin all optical design as well as the intuition needed to quickly address the feasibility of complicated designs during brainstorming meetings. You will learn how to enter these designs into an industry-standard design tool, OpticStudio by Zemax, to analyze and improve performance with powerful automatic optimization methods.  ...
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Advanced Level

Niveau avancé

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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week

Approx. 18 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

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4 heures pour terminer

Introduction to Geometrical Optics

This module introduces rays, which we use to describe the motion of light through air and materials. The course overview describes the goals of this course and gives tips on how to make the best use of the course materials to be successful. The lectures introduce the material. The in-video questions, lab demonstrations, PhET interactive demonstration, practice problems, and homework assignment allow you to get actively involved in learning the material. ...
Reading
9 vidéos (Total 49 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Introduction to Geometrical Optics4 min
What are rays?11 min
Pinhole Camera5 min
Rays in OpticStudio2 min
Snells Laws6 min
Fermat's Principle4 min
Snell's Laws in the Laboratory5 min
PhET Hands-On Practice5 min
Reading2 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Tools and Resources10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Snell's Law Practice Problem20 min
Practice problems20 min
Rays and Snell's Laws min

2

Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Optical system design in OpticStudio

In this module, you will learn how to enter the description of an optical system into OpticStudio, analyze the performance of that system using various calculations and plots, and finally optimize that design by defining a merit function and search variables. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 70 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
System Explorer and the Lens Data Editor6 min
Entering a Lens8 min
Analyzing a Lens4 min
The Lens Catalog18 min
Configurations5 min
Optimization20 min
Reading2 lectures
Introduction10 min
How to get started using OpticStudio10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Design of an f/5 singlet at infinite conjugate min

3

Section
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5 heures pour terminer

First Order Ray Tracing

This module applies Snell's Laws to the curved interfaces of lenses and mirrors. You will learn the graphical and mathematical tools you need to calculate image size and location for thin lens and mirror systems. This foundation is essential to build more complex optical systems....
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 96 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Example of Sign Convention1 min
Graphical Ray Tracing14 min
Virtual Objects and Images8 min
PhET Lens Practice9 min
Positive and Negative Lens Laboratory Demonstration6 min
Thin Lens Equations15 min
Imaging with Mirrors9 min
Single Lens Imaging Example8 min
Mirror Laboratory Demonstration5 min
Lenses vs. Mirrors2 min
Paraxial Analysis in OpticStudio7 min
Reading1 lecture
Practice ray tracing10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Practice problem10 min
Practice Questions20 min
Ray Tracing and Lens Analysis min

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5 heures pour terminer

Thick optics and mirrors

This module extends the analysis of the previous module to include the effects of real, thick lenses. You will learn how to input this factor into your optical system analysis and design. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 59 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Power of a Single Curved Surface5 min
Lens Maker's Equation6 min
Power of Curved Mirrors8 min
Two Lens System3 min
Design with Thick Optics6 min
Applying Thick Optics Concepts11 min
Thick Lens Application9 min
Reading2 lectures
Extension of thick lenses10 min
Practice10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
OpticStudio practice4 min
Thick Optics Practice Problems30 min
Thick Optics min

Enseignants

Amy Sullivan

Research Associate
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Robert McLeod

Professor
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

À propos de University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

À propos de la Spécialisation Optical Engineering

Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. This course will teach you how to design such optical systems with simple graphical techniques, then transform those pencil and paper designs to include real optical components including lenses, diffraction gratings and prisms. You will learn how to enter these designs into an industry-standard design tool, OpticStudio by Zemax, to analyze and improve performance with powerful automatic optimization methods....
Optical Engineering

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