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ENEE408E Capstone Design Project: Optical System Design

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to teach optical analysis and design techniques by reference to the performance of many different optical components and systems. Attention will be given to real world design in terms of component selection, optimization, and integration into systems.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of all MATH, PHYS, and ENEE 200-level courses, and ENEE 380

Corequisite(s): ENEE 381

Course 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