Program 24 – 26 October

Course Optical Design

Welcome to the Course on Optical Design for Imaging Systems. Course on optical design is a continuation as self-financing activity of a FP7 Support Action financed by the European Union.

Action “SMETHODS” (SME’s Traning and Hands-on practice in Optical Design and Simulation), which was original funded by the EU and has been evaluated as “excellent project”. Prevoiusly the SMETHODS has been organized by 7 European academic institutions that are leading in optical design.

The mission of SMETHODS+ is to strengthen Europe’s optics and photonics industry and academy by providing trainings and hands-on practice in optical design and simulation. Participants are admitted on a first paid first serve basis.

Course: Optical Design for Imaging: geometric optics, diffraction, aberration reduction.

Purpose: Hands-on training in design and optimisation of optical imaging systems supported by a theoretical introduction. At the end of the session, trainees will be able to specify an optical imaging system, propose the general layout, and understand the methods used to characterize its performance. On simple systems, they will be able to select a starting point, run the optimisation and estimate tolerances. On more complex cases, including for their own needs, they can interact efficiently with highly skilled experts.

Target Group: Employees of companies and all others who need capabilities in optical design for imaging systems.

Prerequisites: Final year bachelor physics or related field. Technically skilled personnel with a professional experience in a photonics and/or physical instrumentation context are also welcome.

Training domain coordinator: Prof. dr H.P. Urbach.

Associate coordinators/key lecturers: Dr.S. Baumer (TNO-NL), and Dr. B. Kuizinga (TNO-NL), Dr. Y. Sortais (Institut d’ Optique, Paris).


 Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Steinbachstrasse 17 Aachen
 €1.700.00 excl. VAT

 

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Program Tuesday October 24, 2017

TimeObjectTopicCoach
09.15 – 09.30 hrs Welcome Coffee & tea
09.30 – 10.00 hrsWelcomeGeneral course and coach presentationAll
10.00 – 11.30 hrsClass 1Introduction Ray OpticsY. Sortais
11.30 – 11.45 hrs Coffee & tea break
11.45 – 13.15 hrsClass 2Stigmatism/Paraxial opticsY. Sortais
13.15 – 14.15 hrs Lunch
14.15 – 15.45 hrsClass 3Main specifications of image forming systemsY. Sortais
15.45 – 16.00 hrs End of day 1

Program Wednesday October 25, 2017

TimeObjectTopicCoach
09.00 – 10.30 hrsClass 4Exercises on previous materialY. Sortais
10.30 – 10.45 hrs Coffe & tea break
10.45 – 12.15 hrsClass 4Exercises on previous materialY. Sortais
12.15 – 13.15 hrs Lunch
13.15 – 15.45 hrsClass 5Practical exercise: telephoto lens TNOB. Kruizinga & S. Bäumer
15.45 – 16.00 hrs Soft drinks break
16.00 – 17.30 hrsClass 6Practical exercise: Telecentric imaging lens TNOB. Kruizinga & S. Bäumer
17.30 hrs End of day 2

Program Thursday October 26, 2017

TimeObjectTopicCoach
09.00 – 10.30 hrsClass 6Practical exercise: Telecentric imaging lens TNOY. Sortais
10.30 – 10.45 hrs Coffe & tea break
10.45 – 12.15 hrsClass 7Practical exercise: Aiming telescope TNOY. Sortais
12.15 – 13.15 hrs Lunch
13.15 – 14.45 hrsClass 8Practical exercise: Polymer Optics sensor TNOB. Kruizinga & S. Bäumer
14.45 – 15.00 hrs Soft drinks break
15.00 – 15.30 hrsClass 6Farwell drink + snacks + Certificate ceremony
15.30 hrs End of the course

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