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Optical Efficiency and Resolution

Optical Engineering,

This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5601, 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. This course will teach you how to design such optical systems with simple mathematical and graphical techniques. The first order optical system design covered in the previous course is useful for the initial design of an optical imaging system but does not predict the energy and resolution of the system. This course discusses the propagation of intensity for Gaussian beams and incoherent sources. It also introduces the mathematical background required to design an optical system with the required field of view and resolution. You will also learn how to analyze these characteristics of your optical system using an industry-standard design tool, OpticStudio by Zemax.

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Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
Starts Aug 17 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $99
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Instructors Amy Sullivan, Robert McLeod
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Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering

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Rating 4.0 based on 4 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
Starts Aug 17 (6 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
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering

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