Course: Measurement and Testing of Optical Systems

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Course title Measurement and Testing of Optical Systems
Course code OPT/MHOS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Podloucký Jan, RNDr. Ing.
Course content
1. Gemetric parameters - cardinal points positions, focal length, pupils, geometric brightness, field of view 2. Imaging parameters - aberrations, resolution, optical transfer function. 3. Measurement of geometric aberrations: Hartmann method, crossed slits method, moiré, photoelectric measurement, shadow methods. 4. Mesurement of wave aberration: interferometers with reference beam, shear interferometers, pinhole interferometer, Shack-Hartmann detector. 5. Subjective evaluation of image quality - resolution, readability, contrast, color reproduction, point / line / edge image, brightness uniformity. 6. Objective measurement of image quality - point / line / edge spread function, optical transfer function, modulation transfer function. 7. Photometric parameters - transmissivity, brightness, spectral transmittance, stray light. 8. Evalutaion of electro-optica imaging systems - sampling, quantisation, noise. 9. Evalutaion of infrared imaging systems. 10. Evalutaion of syystems with matrix detectors. 11. Measurement and evaluation of nonimaging optical systems - illuminators. 12. Measurement and evaluation of nonimaging optical systems - concetrators.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
Provide comprehensive review of methods and measuring instruments for measurement and evaluation of both imaging and non-imaging optical systems.
Students get review of optical systems parameters, their relations and of basic experimental methods and instruments for measurement and evaluation of them.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

Recommended literature
  • Dudzik, M.C. (1993). Electro-optical System Design, Analysis and Testing. IIAC and SPIE Optical Engineering Press, Washington.
  • Havelka, B. (1955). Geometrická optika I. ČSAV, Praha.
  • Havelka, B. (1956). Geometrická optika II. ČSAV, Praha.
  • Leutz, R., Suzuki, A. (2001). Nonimaging Fresnel Lenses. Springer, Berlin.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Digital and Instrument Optics (1) Physics courses 2 Winter