OPTI 421/521: Introductory Optomechanical Engineering

Fall 2016

Instructor

Prof. Jim Burge

Office hours: 9:15 ‚Äď 9:45 Wednesdays¬†(or call 621-3035 to schedule an appointment)

Teaching Assistants

Dulce Gonzalez Utrera | dgu@optics.arizona.edu

  • Office hours & Peer Review Sessions:¬†Thursdays – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Meinel West – 8th floor Lounge

Won Hyun Park | whpark@optics.arizona.edu


Course Information


Textbooks:


Distance Learning

Homework submission for DL students

Homework is generally due one week later than for on-campus students.

Regular homework can be submitted electronically to Cindy at cindyr@optics.arizona.edu or by fax to (520) 626-4514. Other submissions can be made directly to the Teaching Assistant at optomech@optics.arizona.edu.

Late submissions will not be accepted without special permission.

Technical Reports require peer review. On campus, we handle this by exchanging papers between students.

Distance Learning students must find some peer and request a review. The posted review forms should be used. The goals of the review are to uncover weakness and to build strength in the technical writing.


Lectures:

  • Class notes are available for download at this website.
  • Classes are recorded and can be viewed by downloading the video as above. Local students should see Prof. Burge for the password.

Objectives:

In general, each class will cover several topics. However, a few key objectives are identified. From each class ALL STUDENTS are expected to achieve the identified objectives in the form of:

  • K : Knowledge¬†–¬†Achieve functional knowledge of the subject identified
  • S : Skills –¬†Able to apply the particular skills to real problems

Homework Solutions


Schedule

  • Distance Learning: Due dates for DL students are one week later than indicated below.

Week 1

Class 1: Welcome to OPTI421/521

Class 2: First Order Optics Continued


Week 2

Class 3: 

Class 4: 


Week 3

Class 5:

Class 6:


Week 4

Class 7:

Class 8:

  • Date:¬†Fri 9/16
  • Topics:
  • Assignments:
    • Surface Roughness
    • ISO 10110 Primer
    • See Reference provided on CD: R. K. Kimmel and R. E. Parks, ISO 10110 Optics and Optical Instruments-Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems: User’s Guide, Second Edition
  • Due:¬†HW3 Due – Submit in Class.

Week 5

Class 9:

Class 10:


Week 6

Class 11:

  • Date:¬†Wed¬†9/28
  • Topics:
  • Assignment: HW6 due 10/12
  • References provided on CD:
    • ‚ÄúStress and strain‚ÄĚ Ch. 2 in Structures by Gordon
    • Mechanics of Materials

Class 12:

  • Date:¬†Fri 9/30
  • Topic: Deflections under loading
  • References provided on CD:
    • ‚ÄúBeams‚ÄĚ Ch. 11 in Structures by Gordon
    • ‚ÄúShear and Torsion,‚ÄĚ Ch. 12 in Structures by Gordon

Week 7

Class 13:

Class:

  • Date:¬†Fri¬†10/7
  • Midterm Exam

Week 8

Class 14:

Class 15:


Week 9

Class 16:

Class 17:

  • Date:¬†Fri¬†10/21
  • Topic: ¬†Finite Element Modeling in Solidworks: stress concentrations, thermo-mechanical analysis, and buckling stability
  • Due: HW7

Week 10

Class 18:

Class 19:


Week 11

Class 20:

Class 21:


Week 12

Class:

Class 22:

  • Date:¬†Fri 11/11
  • Veteran’s Day: No Class

Week 13

Class 23:

Class:


Week 14

Class 24:

Class:

  • Date:¬†Thurs¬†11/24

Class:

  • Date:¬†Fri¬†11/25

Week 15

Class 25:

Class: 26


Week 16

Class 27:


Week 17

      • Date:¬†Thurs¬†12/8
      • Graduate Student Technical Report #2 due 12/14
        • Submit electronically
      • Graduate student presentation: to be scheduled.
        • Submit presentation materials electronically by 12/14
      • Final Exam Solutions
      • Optomechanics Fun Night!
        • 5-7:00 p.m. at Public Brewhouse¬†(behind Ermanos)
        • Come for beer, food and optomechanics!

Final Exam