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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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Rating 3.8 based on 6 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
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Language English
Subjects Engineering
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering

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Optical Technician 4 $77k

DWDM - Optical Engineer $79k

Design Engineer - Optical $87k

Optical Scientist 2 $97k

Optical Systems $113k

Optical System Engineer $126k

Optical Physicist $126k

Optical Coating Tech $133k

Senior Optical Engineer 3 $147k

Principal Optical Technician $157k

Principal Optical System Engineer $192k

Distinguished Optical Engineer $271k

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Rating 3.8 based on 6 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
Tags Physical Science And Engineering Electrical Engineering

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