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Trends in teaching lens design
Author(s): Jose M. Sasian

Paper Abstract

Lens design is a widely spread field of optical engineering and virtually all optical-devices that are manufactured involve some lens design. Lens design is considered at the University of Arizona as an important discipline and courses are offered at the Master's and Ph.D. levels. Although lens design involves simple geometrical concepts, the grasp by students of this discipline is not easy. It takes time, repetition of concepts, and homework exercises for students to grasp and then master the subject. Therefore, we have carefully chosen our approach to teaching lens design so that students, after two courses are prepared to do useful work at the industry level. In this paper we present our approach to teaching lens design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4588, Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (28 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468682
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Jose M. Sasian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4588:
Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Tuan-Kay Lim; Robert P. Breault; Arthur H. Guenther; Arthur H. Guenther, Editor(s)

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