Optical Instrument Design

A required course in the Certificate Program in Optical Instrument Design.

Learn how to design optical instruments from a top-level, tradeoffs-driven perspective. Throughout the course, we will focus on the four major classes of optical instruments: telescopes, microscopes, interferometers, and spectrometers. We will discuss instrument illumination techniques and begin looking at advanced instrument design and the process by which real-world customer requirements and specifications often drive difficult choices in aperture, focal length, track length, resolution, finesse, etc. While some background in raytracing and lens design is helpful, it will be optional for this course. However, students should have a firm understanding of geometrical and physical optics.

Approximate Cost $770
Format Online
Duration 10 Weeks
Total Credits 3


6/24/2024 - 9/1/2024
Weeks 10
Delivery Online
Fee $770
Status Open