- optical system specification
- optimization of optical systems
- optical design
Optical Engineering Specialization
Master Optical Design. Design high performance optical systems for a wide range of applications.
What you will learn
Specify an optical system and potential solutions to meet those specs
Transform layouts into optical designs including real optical components
Analyze you designs in an industry standard optical design code, OpticStudio by Zemax, to validate and optimize the design
be able to design, to first order, such optical systems with simple mathematical and graphical techniques
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In each course of this Specialization, you will design progressively more complicated optical systems, like those you will find in the real world. To do so, you will use both basic mathematical tools and the software application OpticStudio, made by Zemax for the final design.
How the Specialization Works
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Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
First Order Optical System Design
Optical Efficiency and Resolution
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