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Optical Design Lab

Optical Design Lab
Typ: Praktikum (P)
Lehrstuhl: Fakultät f. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Semester: SS 2017

R. 115 (Geb. 30.10)


5 afternoons, Wednesdays from 14:00 to 18:00

Beginn: Introductory session: May 03, 2017
Dozent: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wilhelm Stork
SWS: 4
LVNr.: 23647
Hinweis: Am 03. Mai 2017 um 15:00 Uhr findet die Infoveranstaltung für das Optical Design Lab im Raum 115 im Gebäude 30.10 statt.
Für das Praktikum stehen insgesamt 25 Plätze zur Verfügung. Eine Anmeldung ist erforderlich. Die Anmeldung erfolgt über das CAS Campus-System in der Zeit von Mittwoch, 03.05.2017 16:00 Uhr bis Montag 08.05.2017 12:00 Uhr. Wenn keine Anmeldung über das CAS CAMPUS System möglich ist, so können Sie Sich direkt im ITIV Sekretariat in Raum 336 anmelden. Sollten sich mehr Studenten anmelden als Plätze vorhanden sind, so erfolgt eine Auswahl nach Studiengang und Semesteranzahl.

Recommended literature:

E. Hecht: OPTIK, Addison Wesley, 1989.
H.-P. Herzig (Ed.): Fundamentals of Microoptics, Elements, Systems and Applications, Taylor & Francis, 1997.
Joseph M. Geary(Ed.) : Introduction to Lens Design with Practical Zemax examples, Willmann-Bell, Inc

Optical Design Lab

Required qualifications

Attending the lecture Optical Engineering (course code 23730, offered on the winter term) or basic knowledge in optics is highly recommended.



The industry’s demand for engineers with knowledge in the areas of optics and optics design in addition to their electrical engineering and IT skills has been growing for years. Applications of optical systems can be found in a wide field of industries, from opto-electronics, communication and measurement technology to biomedical technology and consumer electronics, but the demand for engineers with training on these topics cannot be satisfied by the German universities. That is why the ITIV holds a lab course where basic skills in working with tools for design and optimization of optical systems are taught.


Course contents

Simulation of simple optical elements (lenses, mirror, prism)
Simulation of simple optical systems (eyeglasses, magnifying glass, microscope, binoculars, telescope)
Imaging errors (aberrations)
Evaluation of imaging quality of optical systems
Computer-aided optimization of optical systems
Fibre-optical systems and laser
Diffractive elements
Illumination design


Documents and Notes

All assignments and documents related to this course will be uploaded on estudium site. Kindly register yourself to estudium site and enroll into this course. To access the documents one needs to have the password given in the class.