Master Optical Design. Design high performance optical systems for a wide range of applications.
The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600-5602, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here.
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.
Applied Learning Project
In each course of this Specialization, you will design progressively more complicated optical systems, like those you will find in the real world. To do so, you will use both basic mathematical tools and the software application OpticStudio, made by Zemax for the final design.