Optical Design and Instrumentation I
- Semester: Fall 2019
- Days and Time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 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: 2:00-6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Thursday: 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”)
As SPIE President-Elect, I have an extensive amount of travel that will be required during the semester. In order that I can teach the class and provide the proper number of lectures, a mandatory recitation session has been schedule for Fridays. When I am in town, we will be holding class on Friday (8:00-9:15) to make up for missed Mondays and Wednesdays. As a result, these Fridays are mandatory attendance. The total number of lectures should not change. The schedule will be announced well in advance. Any changes to this schedule will be announced.
- Monday 8/26 Class
- Wednesday 8/28 Class
- Friday 8/30 Class
- Monday 9/2 No Class – Holiday
- Wednesday 9/4 Class
- Friday 9/6 No Class
- Monday 9/9 No Class
- Wednesday 9/11 No Class
- Friday 9/13 Class
- Monday 9/16 Class
- Wednesday 9/18 Class
- Friday 9/20 Class
- Monday 9/23 No Class
- Wednesday 9/25 No Class
- Friday 9/27 No Class
- Monday 9/30 Class
- Wednesday 10/2 Class
- Friday 10/4 Class
- Monday 10/7 Class
- Wednesday 10/9 Class
- Friday 10/11 Class
- Monday 10/14 No Class
- Wednesday 10/16 No Class
- Friday 10/18 Class
- Monday 10/21 Class
- Wednesday 10/23 Class
- Friday 10/25 No Class
- Monday 10/28 No Class
- Wednesday 10/30 Midterm Exam
- Friday 11/1 No Class
- Monday 11/4 Class
- Wednesday 11/6 Class
- Friday 11/8 Class
- Monday 11/11 No Class – Holiday
- Wednesday 11/13 Class
- Friday 11/15 Class
- Monday 11/18 Class
- Wednesday 11/20 Class
- Friday 11/22 Class
- Monday 11/25 Class
- Wednesday 11/27 Class
- Friday 11/29 No Class – Holiday
- Monday 12/2 Class
- Wednesday 12/4 Class
- Friday 12/6 No Class
- Monday 12/9 No Class
- Wednesday 12/11 No Class
- Wednesday 12/18 Final Exam
References: A useful list of optics references
Full Course Syllabus: Syllabus – Includes Course Policies
Grading Policy and Schedule:
- Homework 20%
- Midterm Exam (In Class) 35%
- Wednesday 10/30/19
- Final Exam (In Class) 45%
- Wednesday 12/18/19, 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: The midterm exam must be received in Tucson within one week of the on-campus exam date. All course materials (including the final exam) must be received in Tucson by 5 PM MST on Thursday December 19, 2019. The exam may be scanned and emailed, and 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
If class attendance fall below a reasonable level, the instructor reserves the right to give pop quizzes at the start of a lecture. These quick quizzes will be given during the first 2-3 minutes of random classes and will be counted as part of the Homework score for the course. The purpose of the quizzes is to monitor basic material understanding as well as to promote on-time class attendance.
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.
Because of the irregular class schedule, homework will be turned in to the Academics Office (Room 403) by 10:00 AM on the due date. Anything turned in after that time is considered late. Approval for early or late homework must be obtained in advance from the instructor.
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.
Distance Students: Homework must be received in Tucson within one week of the on-campus due date. Any course material received after this limit will receive zero credit.
Late Homework Policy (On Campus Students):
– Homework that is turned in after 10:00 AM on the due date 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 at the Academics Office. 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 a door or leave it in the box outside a 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 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
Disability Resource Center:
Accessibility and Accommodations: At the University of Arizona, we strive to make learning experiences as accessible as possible. If you anticipate or experience barriers based on disability or pregnancy, please contact the Disability Resource Center (520-621-3268, https://drc.arizona.edu/) to establish reasonable accommodations.
Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center must contact the instructor by Friday October 4 so that the necessary accommodations can be arranged. For this course, exams will be administered here at the College of Optical Sciences rather than at the DRC.
Unless otherwise noted, all homework sets are worth 10 points.
Assigned 8/26/19 Due 9/4/19
Distance Due Date 9/11/19
Equation Sheets – Will be Included with the Exam
Midterm 502 Equations Midterm – 2019
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