In this course, students learn to design optical systems and model their performance. Students will use commercially available optical design software to complete their assignments and their design project. We will begin with simple lenses for familiarization with optical design software using CODE V, and then move onto more complicated multi-element lenses and reflective systems. For their design project, students may use any software of their choosing (e.g. OSLO, ZEMAX, OpTalix, SYNOPSYS, their own, etc.). Emphasis is placed on understanding the optical concepts involved in the designs while developing the ability to use design software to properly model optical systems. Upon completion of the course, students are capable of independently pursuing their own optical designs and building optical models of existing systems.
EN.615.671 Principles of Optics