Optical Design Lab

  • Type: Praktikum (P)
  • Chair: KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik - Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung
    KIT-Fakultäten - KIT-Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
  • Semester: SS 2024
  • Time: weekly on Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00
    from 2024-04-17
    until 2024-07-24
    in 30.10 ITIV Raum 216
    30.10 Nachrichtentechnik, Institutsgebäude
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Stork
  • SWS: 4
  • Lv-no.: 2311647
  • Information: On-Site
Language of instructionEnglish
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Optical Design Lab


Attending the lecture Optical Engineering (course code 2311730, 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
Fiber-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.