Course title
Optical engineering

Course content
The course will introduce the basis toward optical measurement methods for engineering applications. Students will be introduced to different sources [e.g., lasers and light-emitting diodes] and their coherence properties, geometrical optics that includes lens design, aberrations in imaging systems, Fiber optics, Light sensors [e.g., photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, CMOS (Charged Metal Oxide Semiconductor), CCD(Charged Coupled Devices) sensor devices], Fourier optics and applications, Laser Speckle noise and its applications, and Holography. Focus will be given to practice of skills for designing through incorporation of optical components for practical and precise measurement applications.
Purpose of class
The course is to provide students with the background in optics and introduce them to different optical measurement techniques available in characterization and testing of materials and equipment.
Goals and objectives
  1. Broaden the knowledge of different types of optical technologies and fundamentals
  2. Understand the different sources such as laser, LEDs and the fundamentals of operation and Understanding detection devices
  3. Gaining knowledge of optical information processing and the field of Fourier optics
  4. Gaining knowledge on Laser speckles, optical interferometry, holography and other optical techniques and their applications in metrology
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Short presentations Midterm presentation Final report Total.
1. 6% 8% 10% 24%
2. 6% 8% 10% 24%
3. 6% 10% 10% 26%
4. 6% 10% 10% 26%
Total. 24% 36% 40% -
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. What is light and some fundamental concepts of dealing with Science including Fourier analysis tools Prepare with the handout to study about light properties and the mathematical tools 100minutes
Workout some fundamental problems on Fourier analysis 100minutes
Prepare for short introduction on individual research topics 60minutes
2. Study about the different types of sources and their advantages and disadvantages ; Students introduce about light sources and sensing devices in class to other students under the moderation of teacher Study about the different light sources and detectors such as CCD, CMOS camera , photodetectors etc. with handout 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 100minutes
3. Understanding fundamentals of light propagation in fibers and modern tools. Fiber optics and application in different fields from the field of medicine to underwater communication cables. Study fundamental of fiber optics and application in different fields 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 100minutes
4. Optical information processing and its importance in current industry Study material with hand out on what is optical information processing and investigate about the potential uses 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 100minutes
5. Origin of Laser speckles and their properties and positive and negative aspects of speckles Study with Handout 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 100minutes
6. Laser speckle metrology and advantages and also methods for suppressing speckles Study with handout 100minutes
Preparation for presentation 100minutes
7. MId-term assignment Presentation topic from weeks 1 to 6 and prepare a report on practical implementation of a system for a practical problem 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 100minutes
8. Feedback on midterm assignment;

Optical interferometery and coherence properties
Prepare for group discussion 200minutes
Study handout on Optical interferometry 100minutes
9. Different types of interferometer and applications Study handout on interferometer types 100minutes
Prepare for group discussion 60minutes
10. Interferometers in measurements of length and phase algorithms Study handout on different applications 100minutes
Prepare for group discussion 60minutes
11. Interferometric microscopy and Fourier transform spectroscopy Study handout 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations on assigned topics 50minutes
12. Interferometric sensors Study handout on sensors 100minutes
Prepare for short presentations 50minutes
13. Holography and application to 3D display Study on holography with handout 100minutes
Preparation for short Presentation 50minutes
14. Final class on summarizing and students presentations Prepare for presentations on assigned topics 120minutes
Total. - - 2650minutes
Evaluation method and criteria
The students will be evaluated based on their:
activity during the class (presentation and discussion) and midterm presentation will contribute 60% of the grade, Final examination will be a assignment that includes submission of a 5 min recorded video and a written report contributing 40% of the grade. Students will be asked to self reflect and write a report based on the knowledge acquired and how they would apply gained knowledge or improve to suit to the modern world requirements.
60% or more of the total score is needed for getting the course credit.
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
ways of feedback specific contents about "Other"
Feedback in outside of the class (ScombZ, mail, etc.) Will provide feedback through correcting the contents of presentations in advance, application problems, use of free software in design of optical systems
Textbooks and reference materials
Optical shop testing/edited by Daniel Malacara. – 3rd ed.
ISBN: 978-0-471-48404-2

Optical interferometry by P. Hariharan.—2nd ed.
ISBN 0-12-311630-9

Introduction to Fourier Optics by Joseph W. Goodman 2nd. Edition|

Optics by Eugene Hecht, Global edition
Knowledge on optics would be advantageous; but not a requirement.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Please make appointment by mail for contacting professor.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic interpersonal skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
Most classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Applicable Employs the skills gained working as a scientist in developing optical instruments.
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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