In this course, students learn to design and analyze optical systems. Students will use a full-function optical ray-trace program (CODE V, OSLO, or ZEMAX), to be installed on their personal computers or those in the computer lab, to complete their assignments and design project. We will begin with simple lenses for familiarization with the software and then move onto more complicated multi-element lenses and reflective systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the optical concepts involved in the designs while developing the ability to use the software. Upon completion of the course, students are capable of independently pursuing their own optical designs.
EN.615.671 Principles of Optics