OPTI503,Optical Design and Instrumentation II

This course moves beyond the first-order treatment of optical system design to discuss other topics important to optical engineering and optical design. (1) Aberrations of optical systems: wave fans and ray fans, spot diagrams, wavefront expansion, effects of aberrations on image quality, and aberration correction. (2) Image quality: image quality measures, transfer function, and resolution. (3) Digital imaging systems: resolution and aliasing, color filter arrays, aliasing suppression, and image displays. (4) Color: colorimetry, chromaticity, color gamut, additive and subtractive colors. (5) Optical design: optical specification, optical materials, optical design, optomechanical design, design for manufacturability, optical tolerancing, and selected instrument.

OPTI414/514, Optical Instrumentation

This course will introduce students to the principles, designs, applications, and recent developments of a broad variety of optical instruments. Upon completion of the course students will be able to understand optical principles, design requirements, and how to apply these instruments in practice.

OPTI424A/524A, Optical Systems Engineering

This class provides opportunities for students to learn practical engineering skills for developing optical systems. Students will work in groups on engineering projects and case studies that provide the opportunity to learn systems engineering skills first-hand. Some examples of optical applications that may be covered are imaging, spectroscopy, illumination, adaptive optics, communication, detection and metrology. These systems will be used to teach fundamentals of systems engineering, optical system design, quantifying performance for optical systems, specification of optical components and professional engineering skills.

OPTI617, Practical Optical System Design

Fundamentals of optical design methods and discussions of commonly used optical systems. Covers principles, design methods and design examples for each system. Students will design one complete optical system.

SPIE SC868, Optical Design for Biomedical Imaging

This course provides attendees with a basic working knowledge of optical design for biomedical imaging. The course will begin with the fundamentals of biomedical optics, followed by light sources, detectors, and other optical components for biomedical imaging. The course will focus on optical systems and techniques for different imaging modalities.