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ENGR 447. Optical Design

Credits: 3
Department: Physics
Description: Computer-aided design of optical systems, aberration theory, optical materials, optical systems, tolerancing for manufacture.
Prerequisites: PHYS 333
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Compute the first order properties of an optical system.
2. Recognize and calculate third-order aberrations for a centered axially symmetric optical system.
3. Use raytracing software to calculate aberrations and optimize system performance.
4. Discuss optical tolerances and use raytracing software to compute their effect.

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