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A correlation of thin lens approximation to thick lens design by using context based method in optics education
Author(s): O. Faruk Farsakoglu; Ipek Inal Atik; Hikmet Kocabas

Paper Abstract

The effect of Coddington factors on aberration functions has been analysed using thin lens approximation with optical glass parameters. The dependence of spherical aberration on Coddington shape factor for the various optical glasses in real lens design was discussed using exact ray tracing for the optics education and training purposes. Thin lens approximation and thick lens design are generally taught with only lecturing method. But, thick lens design is closely related to the real life. Hence, it is more appropriate to teach thin lens approximation and thick lens design with real-life context based approach. Context based teaching can be effective in solving problems in which the subject is very difficult and irrelevant. It also provides extensive evidence for optics education that students are generally unable to correctly apply the concepts of lens design to optical instruments currently used. Therefore, the outline of real-life context based thick lens design lessons were proposed and explained in detail considering thin lens approximation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9289, 12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference, 928902 (17 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068368
Show Author Affiliations
O. Faruk Farsakoglu, Kilis 7 Aralik Univ. (Turkey)
Ipek Inal Atik, Kilis 7 Aralik Univ. (Turkey)
Hikmet Kocabas, Istanbul Technical Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9289:
12th Education and Training in Optics and Photonics Conference
Manuel F. P. C. Martins Costa; Mourad Zghal, Editor(s)

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