## OPT 300 Spring 2007

Course book: Warren J. Smith: Modern Optical Engineering. The Design of Optical Systems, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill. (You can order this book from www.amazon.com for \$70.36).

### OSLO-EDU

You can obtain OSLO in one of two ways

### Homework

• Homework 1: Due January 30. Chapter 1: problems 1-6. Solution
• Homework 2: Due February 9. Perfect lens problem per e-mail. Solution
• Homework 3: Due February 13. Chapter 2: problems 1-11, derive equations 2.45, 2.46a, and 2.46b. Solution
• Homework 4: Due February 20. Chapter 3: problems 1-4, show that second order terms in the Seidel polynomials are zero, and which third order terms contribute to x' and y'. In problem 2 you are welcome to plot many more rays than the number stated. Solution
• Homework 5: Due February 27.
• Complete OSLO tutorials.
• Calculate longitudinal astigmatism and curvature.
• Explain how a bicycle wheel is focused when there is astigmatism.
Solution
• Homework 6: Due March 22.
• Chapter 5: problems 1-6.
• Devise and carry out an experiment to measure the size/shape and location of your blind spot (in degrees from some reference point in your field of view). You may find this website useful http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/blindspot/. Sketch the experimental setup, state all measured quantities, assumptions, derviations, and calculations. Comment on its size.
Solution
• Homework 7: Due April 3. Chapter 6: problems 1-14. Solution
• Homework 8: Due April 10. Chapter 7: problems 1-5. Solution
• Homework 9: Due April 24. Chapter 9: problems 1-5, 8, 9 (i.e. skip 6, 7). Solution

### Updated schedule

• January 16: Course Overview
• January 23: Chapter 1: General principles
• January 30: Chapter 2: Image formation
• February 6: Chapter 2: Image formation (continued)
• February 13: Chapter 3: Aberrations.
• February 20: More discussion of aberrations, Chapter 4: prisms and mirrors.
• February 27: Finish Chapter 4, begin Chapter 5: The eye.
• March 6: Chapter 5: The eye.
• March 13: spring break
• March 20: Chapter 6: Stops and apertures
• March 27: Chapter 6: Stops and apertures
• April 3: Chapter 7: Optical materials and Interference Coatings
• April 10: Homework review
• April 17: Chapter 9: Basic optical devices.
• April 24: Chapter 11: Image evaluation
• May 1: Review