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AP3121 D: Imaging Systems
Responsible Instructor: S.F. Pereira, S. Stallinga
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x: 4/4/0/0
Education Period: 1, 2
Start Education: 1
Exam Period: 1, 2, 3
Course Language: English
Expected prior knowledge: Undergraduate level mathematics and optics. linear algebra, analysis and systems and signals.
Course Contents: We will explain the basic properties of optical imaging systems within the framework of Fourier optics. We start with the linear systems notions of impulse response and transfer functions and apply these concepts to wave propagation, phase transformation of lenses, modulation by apertures and objects. This will culminate into a full spatial frequency domain analysis of coherent, incoherent, and partially coherent optical systems. The first part of the course is restricted to scalar optics, the second part of the course extends this to the vectorial domain (effects of high NA and polarization) and will highlight some examples of contemporary optical imaging systems, amongst others wavefront modulation (diffractive elements, phase and amplitude modulation of light) and adaptive optics, and the topic of optical nanoscopy.
Study Goals: By the end of the course the student is able to work out in depth a complete imaging system in terms of Fourier optics analysis.
Education Method: Weekly 2-hour lectures and assignments, both conventional theory and numerical computation with Matlab.
Literature and Study Materials: Introduction to Fourier Optics, J. Goodman, 3rd edition, Roberts & Company. Slides from all the lectures.
Assessment: Midterm and final exam.
Last modified: 6 November 2013, 15:24 UTC
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