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Syllabus
Spring 2017
Spring 2016
Spring 2015

OSE4240 - Optics and Photonics Design

Analysis and design of optical and photonic systems. Assessment of image quality using optical design software. Simulation of waveguides and integrated-optic systems using photonic design software.

Credits: 3 hours

Prerequisites: OSE 3052 Introduction to Photonics

Detailed Description:
Analysis of optical systems consisting of lenses, mirrors, and apertures. Image plane, principal planes, and entrance and exit pupils. Magnification, field of view, F number, image-plane irradiance. Assessment of image quality resulting from diffraction and geometrical and chromatic aberrations, using optical design software. Analysis and design of photonic systems including systems consisting of waveguides and integrated-optic components. Fidelity and noise in optical systems. Numerical simulation using photonic design software.

List of Topics:

  • Analysis of optical systems consisting of lenses, mirrors, and apertures.
  • Image plane, principal planes, and entrance and exit pupils. Magnification, field of view, F number, image-plane irradiance.
  • Assessment of image quality resulting from diffraction and geometrical and chromatic aberrations, using optical design software.
  • Analysis and design of photonic systems, including systems consisting of waveguides and integrated-optic components.
  • Fidelity and noise in optical systems.
  • Numerical simulation using photonic design software.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completing this course, the students will:

  • Explain and measure performance measures for image formation systems.
  • Design an imaging system using commercially available software.
  • Use commercially available software tools for simulation and design of photonic systems using components such as waveguides and integrated-optic circuits
  • Distinguish between fidelity and noise

Textbooks:
Optical System Design, 2nd ed., Robert Fisher, MacGraw-Hill, 2008
Computational Photonics, S. Obayya, Wiley, 2011

Assessment
Homework (20%), term paper (10%), midterm exam (30%), final exam (40%)

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