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Design of Optical Elements

Code 12412
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Ótica, Física e Eletrónica
Entry requirements Knowledge of Basic Geometrical Optics.
Mode of delivery face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes - Know how to analyze the performance of an optical element or a visual instrument analytically and computationally.
- Know the most relevant image quality metrics in visual systems.
- Know how to design and optimize simple optical elements such as ophthalmic lenses, contact lenses or intraocular lenses, taking into account a schematic model of the eye.
- Apply the acquired knowledge to the design of optical and optometric instruments.
Syllabus 1. Complements of Optics and Image Quality Parameter Analysis.
2. Optical Systems Design and Analysis Software.
3. Human eye simulation and visual instruments.
4. Introduction to the process of designing visual systems:
a) Specification, Paraxial layout (from thin lens to thick lens systems), finite ray tracing (geometric and wavefront aberrations ), Optimization and Evaluation.
b) An example of DEO application: Design of a magnification system.
c) Other application examples: monofocal and multifocal contact lenses, monofocal and multifocal refractive diffractive and segmented intraocular lenses. Wavefront technology and freeform lenses.
Main Bibliography A - Optical Desing for Visual Systems, Bruce H. Walker, SPIE Press, 2000.
B - A Course in Lens Design, Chris Velzel, Springer Series in Optical Sciences, 2014.
C - Contact Lens Optics & Lens Design, 3rd Ed., William Douthwaite, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
D - Modern Optical Engineering, Warren J.Smith, 4th Ed. SPIE PRESS, 2008.
E - Geometrical Optics and Optical Design, P.Mouroulis, J.Macdonald, Oxford Univ.Press, 1997.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The teaching methodologies are based on continuous work developed throughout the semester.
CEA - Teaching-Learning Classification:
To get frequency:
Carry out a design of an optical system (P).
Perform a frequency, obtaining the TE component.
Perform a set of activities (AM) in Moodle (Quizes).
Minimum attendance: 80% Minimum CEA classification: 6.0 values
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-06-17

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