MICRO-517 / 3 credits

Teacher: Pu Ye

Language: English


Summary

Introduction to computer-aided design of optical systems using "ZEMAX OpticStudio" optical design software. Principles of optical systems design and performance analysis with geometrical optics and raytracing. Evaluation and minimization of optical aberrations in an optical design.

Content

Keywords

Computer-aided design, ZEMAX, OpticStudio, optical simulation, refraction, refractive index, dispersion, geometrical optics, ray tracing, lenses, objectives, aberrations, wave optics, Fourier optics, diffraction, wave aberrations, Zernike coefficients, telescope, microscope, optimization

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

PHYS-201 General physics: electromagnetism
Micro 321 Ingénierie optique I
Micro 321 Ingénierie optique II

 

Recommended courses

MICRO-421 Imaging optics

Important concepts to start the course

Basics of optics, Refraction, Reflection, Diffraction, Dispersion, Polarization, Snell's law, Fourier transform, Basics of geometrical optics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Carry out an optical design process efficiently and confidently
  • Analyze an optical design problem and specify design targets and constraints
  • Demonstrate an adequate proficiency in the operation of ZEMAX OpticStudio
  • Construct an optical design in ZEMAX OpticStudio
  • Assess / Evaluate the performance of a design by simulation
  • Optimize a design with constraints to meet design specifications

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Manage priorities.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Write a scientific or technical report.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, and final projects

Expected student activities

A final project to practically design an optical system in ZEMAX OpticStudio with specified requirements and constraints.

Assessment methods

Exercises 50% + final project 50%

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Optical design with ZEMAX OpticStudio
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Optical design with ZEMAX OpticStudio
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Optical design with ZEMAX OpticStudio
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Practical work: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14MED21522    
14-15MED21522    
15-16MED21522    
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 13h - 14h: Lecture MED21522

Monday, 14h - 15h: Exercise, TP MED21522

Monday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP MED21522