- Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering
The course introduces students to the functions of basic optical instruments and shows their applications.
- Syllabus of lectures:
1. Human eye and vision, eye characteristics, aberrations.
2. Spectacles. Magnifying lens: resolving power, magnification, types.
3. Microscope: optical scheme, main characteristics.
4. Microscope design, objectives, eyepieces, diopter correction.
5. Image projection and record. Inverted and stereo microscope.
6. Illumination system of a microscope. Abbe's theory of image formation.
7. Contrast enhancing techniques in microscopy: dark field, phase contrast.
8. Contrast enhancing techniques in microscopy: polarization, fluorescence, differential interference contrast.
9. Refracting telescopes: Galileo, Kepler.
10. Reflecting telescopes. Astronomical telescopes.
11. Collimator, autocollimator. Surveying telescopes, periscope, binoculars. Focusing system.
12. Cameras, projectors.
13. Optical systems with variable parametres (zoom).
- Syllabus of tutorials:
Problems and laboratory work related to lectures.
- Study Objective:
To understand the basic principles of optical instruments, to apply knowledge in lab reports and to acquire the measurement techniques for these devices.
- Study materials:
Williams Ch., Becklund O.: Optics: A Short Courese for Engineers and Scientists, Wiley, 1972
Kingslake R.: Optical System Design, Academic Press, London, 1983
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans: