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.
Created by: Amy Sullivan
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Amy Sullivan received her BA in Physics from Bates College, and her MS and PhD in Physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has worked in the photonics industry in the areas of liquid crystal displays, frequency-stabilized and high power tunable infrared lasers, and machine vision imaging systems. She has taught as an assistant professor at Agnes Scott College as well as an instructor at various colleges and universities in Colorado and now works as a research associate in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering department at the University of Colorado.