Optical CAD instrument modelling and analysis I

Objectives
Knowledge and understanding in the following:

  • Basics of sequential mode and optical design theory
  • Basics of material modelling
  • System analysis and aberration identification
  • Optimization algorithms
  • Merit Function operands
  • Boundary operands

Application of knowledge and understanding in:

  • Designing, optimizing and analyzing a singlet
  • Designing, optimizing and analyzing a magnifying glass
  • Designing, optimizing and analyzing a doublet

Ability to identify and use data to formulate responses to:

  • Translate design specifications into OpticStudio
  • Improve system to meet the design requirements
  • Use appropriate merit function operands to enforce opto-mechanical constrains

Prerequisites:

None


Useful:
Previous experience with other sequential optical design software


Content:

  • Introducing Zemax OpticStudio
  • Overview of optical design theory
  • Basics of material modelling
  • Aberration identification
  • Local Optimization
  • Singlet lens example
  • Default Merit Functions
  • Merit Function operands
  • Sampling and reference points
  • Magnifying glass example
  • Overview of global optimization
  • Doublet lens design

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