Credits: 3

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022

Learning Objectives

  • Understand techniques of optical system analysis
  • Apply industry-standard design software (Code-V) to optical system design
  • Understand, select, and specify optical materials and passive components
  • Understand, select, and apply appropriate optical sources in system design
  • Understand, select, and apply appropriate optical detectors in system design
  • Understand, analyze, and optimize the performance of optical receivers
  • In a team-based project design a practical optical system
  • Present the team-based design in interim and final reports and final oral presentation

Topics Covered

  • Ray optics
  • Code-V optical design software
  • Wave optics in isotropic media
  • Optical instruments
  • Aberrations
  • Wave optics in anisotropic media
  • Fiber optics
  • Optical sources
  • Optical detectors
  • Optical systems
  • Opto-mechanical design, project feasibility, manufacturability, cost estimation
  • Safety issues related to laser radiation
  • Design documentation