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This course can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. When you finish this course, you will be able to design, to first order, such optical systems with simple mathematical and graphical techniques. This first order design will allow you to develop the foundation needed to begin all optical design as well as the intuition needed to quickly address the feasibility of complicated designs during brainstorming meetings. 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....



Really nice course with very clear explanations of the principles of optical engineering and learn how to use ZEMAX Opticstudio to simulate your optical system


An excellent course that teaches you geometric optics and gets you started with ZEMAX. Some of the quizzes have typos/bugs in them, but this is a minor gripe.


26 - First Order Optical System Design 的 50 個評論(共 67 個)

創建者 You-Chia C


Wonderful course! I have learned a lot. This course not only covers the knowledge but also the actual approach to design a working optical system.

創建者 Melvin K J


The course is well structured. it would have been much better if there was more zemax design model in the weekly quiz.

創建者 Dirk V


Good lectures and presentations in this course. A sound and systematic basis for the next courses to follow.

創建者 Pragati S


Clear conceptual explanation of optical design concepts. Very helpful forf understanding ZEMAX operation.

創建者 Rafae H


This course covers the basic and gives an introduction good design tools. It is a challenging course

創建者 Feng-Kuo H


This is a good course for those people wanting to start their learning in optical system design.

創建者 Naresh K


Instructor explains the basics of optics very well. Practical example exrecise are very good

創建者 SHAN Z K


the professors explain very clearly and go from thin to thick. It is easy to understand.



Very helpful. Material is good. Professor explains the topics very nicely.

創建者 Ghulam M


Amazing course, a bit tricky though! Instructor is really good.

創建者 T


Excellent course, thank you Amy and Robert.

創建者 Mansoor S


It was great experience to learn zemax

創建者 Vinod R


Nice Coarse to get started with.

創建者 Chao X


Matlab skills are learned.

創建者 Xiandong L


This course is good

創建者 Michael F P


Excellent course

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創建者 Kirsty G


As physics courses go, this one is good but not great. Which is to say, the prof does a good job explaining the concepts but has a tendency to dive into complex examples without giving basic examples first. As others have stated, this means you'll have to do a fair amount of searching the internet for other resources to supplement the provided course material. It is possible to pass the quizzes and progress even without understanding 100% of the material.

There are some really useful nuggets of information about first-order optical design, which are explained well and often (after you've got past the basics of the first couple of weeks of material). This course gets to be quite rewarding from week 3 onwards. I do recommend it despite its downsides.

創建者 Kuznetsov A V


Generally good, but some things should be described more detailly. For example, sign convention should be explained better, especially for mirrors. And in some tests the questions appear that were not discussed in the lectures, such as microscope, and it's necessary just to use some formula without deep understanding in this case. But as a whole the course content is interesting and really seems to provide a set of powerful optical design tools.

創建者 Andrea M


The course gives information on basic optics and ray tracing, as well as more involved formulae for systems of thick lenses. I appreciated the various approaches that are presented, analytical, experimental and numerical. More than anything, the introduction to optics studio is very helpful, and I will definitely follow the next courses to deepen my knowledge of optical design.

創建者 Vishnu H P


I got to learn about ray optics and all the basic mathematical tools needed for an optical system design. Also got a hands on experience with Zemax OpticStudio. The assignments and homework problems are really good. But the best part is the capstone project at the end.

創建者 Thiago C C


Great content but the provided learning resources are limited to the video lectures and exercises. There is no staff helping in the discussion forums. Question hang there without answers for months.

創建者 Wayne L


Great course, but the tool (Demo version Zemax) is not very useful because of the removal of several important features (e.g. save, undo and limited precision).

創建者 Jaeseong L


Well made course. clear lecture. removed one star because lecture note is not sufficient to cover all the concepts. Need more reading materials.

創建者 Orqa d o o


Really valuable introduction to optical design, I learned a lot! It takes dedication though, but it's totally worth it.