Optical Design and Instrumentation I
- Semester: Fall 2018
- Days and Time: Monday/Wednesday – 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
- Location: Meinel Building, Room 307
John E. Greivenkamp
College of Optical Sciences, Rm. 741
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-3:00
I also maintain an open door policy related to this course. Feel free to knock even if the door is physically closed. If the time is bad, we will set something up. I prefer to see you in person rather than by email!
Teaching Assistant and Grader
- Monday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Office hours will be held in the 7th floor discussion area (Optical Sciences West Wing). Also available by email and appointment. Please email to set up an individual appointment.
Goal: This course will provide the student with a fundamental understanding of optical system design and instrumentation. The course begins with the foundations of geometrical optics, which includes the first-order properties of systems, and paraxial raytracing, continues with a discussion of elementary optical systems, and concludes with an introduction to optical materials and dispersion. A special emphasis is placed upon the practical aspects of the design of optical systems.
Instructor Notes: Will be required and will be distributed on line.
Required Text: Field Guide to Geometrical Optics, J. E. Greivenkamp ISBN: 0819452947
Note that this book is available as an e-book through the UA library as well as an app for Android (search “SPIE”)
References: A useful list of optics references
Full Course Syllabus: Syllabus – Includes Course Policies
Grading Policy and Schedule:
- Homework 20%
- Pop Quizzes 10%
- Midterm Exam (In Class) 30%
- Wednesday 10/24/18 (Lecture 19)
- Final Exam (In Class) 40%
- Wednesday 12/12/18, 8:00-10:00 AM
Please note the final exam date that has been assigned by the University – plan your holiday travel accordingly as the final exam will not be available prior to this date. If the midterm date has not yet been determined, it will be announced well in advance.
Only a basic scientific calculator may be used for the in-class exams. This calculator must not have programming or graphing capabilities. An acceptable example is the TI-30 calculator. Each student is responsible for obtaining their own calculator. Please note that this type of calculator is also required for the Ph.D. Comprehensive/Preliminary Exam in Optical Sciences.
Distance Students: All course materials (including the final exam) must be received in Tucson by 5 PM on Monday December 17, 2018. This implies that you must take the exam by Friday December 14 and ship it that same day by a priority service. It is the Student’s responsibility to see that this requirement is met by their proctor.
A: Excellent – has demonstrated a more than acceptable understanding of the material; exceptional performance; exceeds expectations
B: Good – has demonstrated an acceptable understanding of the material; adequate performance; meets expectations
C: Average – has not demonstrated an acceptable understanding of the material; inadequate performance; does not meet expectations
D: Poor – little to no demonstrated understanding of the material; exceptionally weak performance
Quick quizzes will be given during the first 2-3 minutes of random classes throughout the semester. There will be a total of about 10-15 quizzes. The purpose of the quizzes is to monitor basic material understanding as well as to promote on-time class attendance. Please be prepared at every class with a blank sheet of paper (8 ½ x 11) for a potential quiz.
Missed quizzes cannot be made up.
Distance students – the instructor is counting on your integrity to do the quiz during the allotted time period. Please return the quiz as you would any homework set.
Homework Assignments & Solution Sets:
Homework and solutions will be posted as .pdf files through this website. If you need Acrobat Reader to view .pdf files, please see the Adobe website for a free download.
Homework will be assigned regularly throughout the semester, and it will usually be due in one week. The solutions to the homework will be posted at the same time as the homework is assigned. The purpose of the homework is for you to practice the techniques discussed in class or to reinforce this material. Completion of the homework is important to fully master this material. Collaboration and discussion of the homework is encouraged.
Homework is due in the classroom on the assigned day – it may not be turned in early. Homework must be turned in before the start of class. A student may only turn in their own homework. No electronic submissions are permitted.
Any homework turned in to the TA will receive zero credit.
Because the homework solutions are available as a resource during the completion of the assigned homework, the grading of the homework will be based upon verification that the homework problems have been completed and turned in. Approval for early or late homework must be obtained in advance from the instructor.
Late Homework Policy (On Campus Students):
– Homework that is turned in after the start of class is considered late.
– Late HW that is turned in on the due date will receive a 20% penalty.
– Late HW that is turned in on the day after the due date will receive a 50% penalty.
– Late HW that is turned in two or more days after the due date will receive no credit.
– All late homework must be turned in to the instructor. In the instructor’s absence, you may turn in late HW to Cindy Gardner in Room 719. Any HW turned in to the TA will receive zero credit.
– Homework must be turned in during normal business hours. Do not slip late HW under the instructor’s door or leave it in the box outside the door. It will get zero credit.
– When issues arise, please contact the instructor as soon as possible so that appropriate accommodations can be made.
It is expected that students will regularly attend class and be on time for class. Late arrivals to class are distracting to both the instructor and the other students. Attendance for this class is not specifically part of the course grade (but please note the homework and quiz policies).
In Keeping with University policies:
– All holidays or special events observed by organized religions will be honored for those students who show affiliation with that particular religion.
– Absences pre-approved by the UA Dean of Students (or Dean’s designee) will be honored.
Since there is no grade for attendance for this course, these policies would apply primarily to scheduled exams and quizzes. The instructor must be notified at least one week prior to any such absence so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
The Full Course Syllabus contains:
- Special Instructions for Distance Learning Students
- Academic Integrity
- Absence Policies
- Other Policies
Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if they are requesting reasonable accommodations. For this course, exams will be administered here at the College of Optical Sciences rather than at the DRC.
Students requesting accommodation must contact the instructor early in the semester so that the necessary accommodations can be made.
Unless otherwise noted, all homework sets are worth 10 points.
502 Homework 2018 Set 1 This Homework Set is worth 15 points
Assigned 8/20/18 Lecture 1 Due 9/5/18 Lecture 5
Solutions: 1-1 Fermat Principle Concave Mirror 1-2 Perfect Plano-Convex Lens 1-3 Law of Reflection Fermat Principle 1-4 Refraction Through a Series of Layers 1-5 Laser Scanner 1-6 Snell’s Law 1-7 Tunnel Diagrams 1-8 Fiber Acceptance Angle
Assigned 9/5/18 Lecture 5 Due 9/12/18 Lecture 7
Assigned 9/12/18 Lecture 7 Due 9/19/18 Lecture 9
Assigned 9/17/18 Lecture 9 Due 9/26/18 Lecture 11
Assigned 9/26/18 Lecture 11 Due 10/3/18 Lecture 13
Solutions: 5-1 Telephoto – Gaussian Reduction 5-2 Thick Lens – Varying Index 5-3 Gaussian Reduction – 3 Surfaces 5-4 Thick Lens 5-5 Eye Model-Gaussian Reduction 5-6 Concave Mirror 5-7 Mirror with Index n 5-8 Gregorian Objective 5-9 Two Thick Lenses in Air 5-10 Ray Constructions – Mirrors
Assigned 10/3/18 Lecture 13 Due 10/10/18 Lecture 15 Turn in on Monday 10/15
Solutions: 6-1 Reverse Telephoto Raytrace 6-2 Reverse Telephoto Raytrace with Object 6-3 Three-Surface Raytrace 6-4 Sphere – Paraxial Raytrace 6-5 Eye Model Raytrace 6-6 Biconcave Lens Raytrace 6-7 Mangin Mirror
Assigned 10/10/18 Lecture 15 Due 10/17/18 Lecture 17
Solutions: 7-1 Refracting Surface with Stop 7-2 Pupil Location – Raytrace 7-3 Pupil Locations – Gaussian 7-4 Sensor Field of View 7-5 Lens with Two Apertures 7-6 Afocal System – Pupils 7-7 Two Thick Lenses with a Stop 7-8 Concave-Convex Lens with Embedded Stop 7-9 Marginal and Chief Rays
Assigned 10/24/18 Lecture 19 Due 10/31/18 Lecture 21
Solutions: 8-1 Telephoto with FOV and Vignetting – Raytrace 8-2 Stop and Lens Vignetting 8-3 Air-Spaced Triplet 8-4 Lambertian Surface 8-5 Detector Irradiance 8-6 Antelope 8-7 Landscape Lens – Pupils and Vignetting 8-8 Photographic Objective – Raytrace
Assigned 10/31/18 Lecture 21 Due 11/7/18 Lecture 23
Solutions: 9-1 Reverse Telephoto with FOV – Raytrace 9-2 Telephoto-Thin Lens Design 9-3 Fluid Lens 9-4 DX Format DSLR Camera 9-5 Reverse Telephoto Zoom Lens 9-6 Keplerian 5X 9-7 Binoculars 6×30 9-8 Galilean 5X 9-9 Keplerian 10X Eye Relief 9-10 Stars – Angular Resolution with Diffraction 9-11 Magnifier FOV 9-12 Keplerian 12X with Specified Eye Relief
Assigned 11/7/18 Lecture 23 Due 11/14/18 Lecture 24
Assigned 11/14/18 Lecture 24 Due 11/21/18 Lecture 26
Solutions: 11-1 Hyperfocal Camera Design Based Upon Monitor Specification 11-2 Objective plus relay 11-3 Telecentric Petzval Lens 11-4 Keplerian-Vignetting and Telecentric 11-5 Lenses With Separation t 11-6 Microscope Finite Tube 11-7 Porro Prism Binoculars
Assigned 11/21/18 Lecture 26 Due 11/28/18 Lecture 28
Assigned 11/28/18 Lecture 28 Due 12/5/18 Lecture 30
Equation Sheets – Will be Included with the Exam
Midterm 502 Equations Midterm – 2018
Final Exam 502 Equations
Old Exams and Solutions
Note that old exams and solutions are provided as study aids only. As the course has evolved, the material covered in the course has changed, so that the exams may not be representative of the material coverage on a current exam.
Additional Project-Style Homework Problems (Optional)
Lens Movies – Courtesy of Marshall Scott