Lectures and course material

Lectures

There are 12 lectures on the course. Below follows the plan for the course, along with suggested tasks. There are six extra tasks included: these will be solved during the next lecture, and you will learn a lot more from the if you do them yourself before the next lecture. They are referred to as home tasks (HT) in the table below. Similarly A represents Axner's booklet, and H the Hecht book.

Lecture Content Reading Suggested tasks
1 Geometrical optics Hecht chap. 5 & 6
Formulas
HT1, H 5.6 5.11 5.15 5.18
2 Geometrical optics, raytracing Hecht chap 5 & 6
Axner chap. 9.1, 9.5
H 6.2 6.4 6.12
3 Introduction to aberrations Axner chap. 9, 10 A 9.1, 9.6
4 Monochromatic aberrations Axner chap. 10, 11

HT2, A 10.2, 10.4, 10.10

5 Monochromatic aberrations Axner chap. 11 (13) A 11.1, 11.2, 11.4
6 Chromatic aberrations Axner chap. 8 HT3, A 8.2, 8.5, 8.6
7 MTF & system characterization

Axner chap. X
or handout

HT4
8 Seidel sums Axner chap. 12.1-12.5 A 12.5
9 Seidel sums, aberration-free surfaces Axner chap. 13
(13.4.2-3 low prior.,
13.5 high prior)
HT5, A 13.8
10 Aberrations in thin lenses Axner chap 12.6-12.9 HT6, A 12.1, 12.2, 12.3, 13.1, 13.2, 13.5, 13.6
11 Aberrations in systems Handout (Axner chap. 14) Handout
12 Disposable camera Handout Handout

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