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Practical research on the teaching of Optical Design
Author(s): Changjiang Fan; Zhijun Ren; Chaofu Ying; Baojin Peng

Paper Abstract

Optical design, together with applied optics, forms a complete system from basic theory to application theory, and it plays a very important role in professional education. In order to improve senior undergraduates' understanding of optical design, this course is divided into three parts: theoretical knowledge, software design and product processing. Through learning theoretical knowledge, students can master the aberration theory and the design principles of typical optical system. By using ZEMAX(an imaging design software), TRACEPRO(a lighting optical design software), SOLIDWORKS or PROE( mechanical design software), student can establish a complete model of optical system. Student can use carving machine located in lab or cooperative units to process the model. Through the above three parts, student can learn necessary practical knowledge and get improved in their learning and analysis abilities, thus they can also get enough practice to prompt their creative abilities, then they could gradually change from scientific theory learners to an Optics Engineers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 104524F (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267235
Show Author Affiliations
Changjiang Fan, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)
Zhijun Ren, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)
Chaofu Ying, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)
Baojin Peng, Zhejiang Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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