About this Specialization

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The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5600-5602, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Optical instruments are how we see the world, from corrective eyewear to medical endoscopes to cell phone cameras to orbiting telescopes. This course will teach you how to design such optical systems with simple graphical techniques, then transform those pencil and paper designs to include real optical components including lenses, diffraction gratings and prisms. 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.
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Advanced Level
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Learner Career Outcomes
20%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Advanced Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

First Order Optical System Design

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167 ratings
56 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Optical Efficiency and Resolution

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35 ratings
8 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Design of High-Performance Optical Systems

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25 ratings
5 reviews

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University of Colorado Boulder

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This specialization is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

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