Course detail

CAD S

FSI-TCSAcad. year: 2017/2018

CAD special will make students familiar with the analysis of the optical system using computers. The main objective of the course is to work with software for optical design ZEMAX. Centred optical systems made of spherical surfaces, three dimensional optical systems, systems with aspheric surfaces, zoom systems, mirrors, apertures and discs are analysed. A Part of the analysis is to identify aberrations and their correction using optimization abilities of ZEMAX.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student will be capable to design and optimize optical systems using program ZEMAX (and other programs because their basic properties are the same).

Prerequisites

Basics of geometric optics

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ZEMAX (učební text)
Shannon, R. R.: The Art and Science of Optical Design, Cambridge University Press, 1977, ISBN-0-521-45414-X
O'Shea, D. C.: Elements of Modern Optical Design, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 0-471-07796-8

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Students design: magnifying glass, objective, eyepiece and microscope and correct aberrations. A short report will be classified.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

Design and analysis of optical systems using computer program ZEMAX.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Only final report is controlled. Missed lessons cannot be compensated for.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-FIN , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PMO , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Basics of ZEMAX
Singlet design: aberration graphs, image optimization.
Aberrations, their exhibition and display.
Doublet.
Newtonian telescope (optical systems with mirrors and broken axis).
Cassegrain telescope.
Objective with variable focal length (Zoom).
Aberrations, compensation.
Image analysis: Modulation transfer function, subjective image validation.
Optimization - hints.
Doublet design and optimization.
12.-14. Individual consultations

seminars in computer labs

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Basics of ZEMAX
Singlet design: aberration graphs, image optimization.
Aberrations, their exhibition and display.
Doublet.
Newtonian telescope (optical systems with mirrors and broken axis).
Cassegrain telescope.
Objective with variable focal length (Zoom).
Aberrations, compensation.
Image analysis: Modulation transfer function, subjective image validation.
Optimization - hints.
Doublet design and optimization.
12.-14. Individual work