Optical Engineering Specialization

Starts Sep 23

Optical Engineering Specialization

Master Optical Design. Design high performance optical systems for a wide range of applications.

About This Specialization

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 graphical techniques, then transform those pencil and paper designs to include real optical components including lenses, diffraction gratings and prisms. 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.

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courses
3 courses

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projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Advanced Specialization.
Designed for those already in the industry.
  1. COURSE 1

    First Order Optical System Design

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    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 wit
  2. COURSE 2

    Optical Efficiency and Resolution

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    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 techniq
  3. COURSE 3

    Design of High-Performance Optical Systems

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 4 - 6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. This course extends what you have learned about first-order, paraxial system design and optical resolu

Creators

  • University of Colorado Boulder

    Set in one of the world's most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, the University of Colorado Boulder enables each member of our community to reach their potential and to Be Boulder through an extraordinary range of challenging academic, research and service opportunities.

    CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

  • Robert McLeod

    Robert McLeod

    Professor
  • Amy Sullivan

    Amy Sullivan

    Research Associate

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