Save for later

First Order Optical System Design

Optical Engineering,

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. When you finish this course, you will be able to design, to first order, such optical systems with simple mathematical and graphical techniques. This first order design will allow you to develop the foundation needed to begin all optical design as well as the intuition needed to quickly address the feasibility of complicated designs during brainstorming meetings. You will learn how to enter these designs into an industry-standard design tool, OpticStudio by Zemax, to analyze and improve performance with powerful automatic optimization methods.
Get Details and Enroll Now

OpenCourser is an affiliate partner of Coursera and may earn a commission when you buy through our links.

Get a Reminder

Send to:
Rating 3.7 based on 25 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
Starts Mar 15 (15 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructors Amy Sullivan, Robert McLeod
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy Electrical Engineering

Get a Reminder

Send to:

Similar Courses

What people are saying

optical design

In short, if you are looking to be dropped in the deep end of optical design and are an effective self-learner (seriously, you are on your own here), you can learn a lot simply by grinding through the assignments.

This course is an excellent and concise way to get acquainted with basic (paraxial, paper-based) optical design.

Learning Zemax was always like a hurdle for me but amazingly the instructor walked me through the main features of the software and I feel you already know a lot about optical design and simulations.

Really valuable introduction to optical design, I learned a lot!

Read more

rather than

I did the the questions and most of the questions is pulling my attention on numerical calculation rather than understanding the optics principle.

It is wasting of my time on those calculation rather than understanding the optics design.

Read more

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Order Cook $24k

First Contact $41k

Order Handler $41k

Order Desk $46k

First Electrician $51k

Order Services $52k

Order Expediter $57k

First Reader $60k

First Sergeant 1 $62k

First Sergeant (R) $68k

Order Processor 2 $68k

First Hand $71k

Write a review

Your opinion matters. Tell us what you think.

Rating 3.7 based on 25 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
Starts Mar 15 (15 weeks ago)
Cost $99
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructors Amy Sullivan, Robert McLeod
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Engineering Science
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy Electrical Engineering

Similar Courses

Sorted by relevance

Like this course?

Here's what to do next:

  • Save this course for later
  • Get more details from the course provider
  • Enroll in this course
Enroll Now