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Fundamentals of Ray Tracing Matrix and Principal Planes in Optical Engineering

Free online course on the fundamentals of ray tracing matrix and principal planes in optical engineering

Engineering
Free Course
This free online course on the fundamentals of ray tracing matrix and principal planes in optical engineering provides a comprehensive guide on the different techniques in ray tracing. Learn about the meaning of principal planes in optical systems, how to calculate principal planes distances in optical systems, as well as the six points of interest in thick lenses. Start this course now and improve your knowledge of the ABCD ray tracing matrix.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Mobile Friendly

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Description

Fundamentals of Ray Tracing Matrix and Principal Planes in Optical Engineering is a free online course that provides a comprehensive guide to tracing rays in an optical plane using the ABCD matrix. You will learn about effectively tracing rays through optical pupils and principal planes. The course begins with a discussion of how the depth of focus of the system is affected by the aperture stop.

Next, you will study the chief and marginal rays in optical systems, along with the straight lines at the region of homogeneous refractive index. You will also examine the concepts of paraxial approximation, aberration, and numerical aperture in optical systems. Then, you will analyze how to use matrices to trace elements containing refractive and reflective surfaces, as well as how to cascade various operations using the ray-tracing matrix. You will also study the concepts of principal planes and effective focal length. Finally, you will learn about the six points of interest and run an OSLO operation.

This free online course teaches the requisite aspects of ray tracing and determining points of interest in an optical system. This course will be of significant interest to students, researchers, optical engineers, and anyone with an interest in the applications of optics. Register for this course today and improve your knowledge and skills in the field of optics!

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Explain the different techniques of the ray tracing matrix in optical systems.
  • Discuss the concept of refraction at a planar boundary and its impact on a thin lens.
  • Discuss the ray tracing matrix using reflection from the planar mirror.
  • Define the concept of principal planes and how to calculate principal planes.
  • Discuss the imaging equation using the ABCD matrix.
  • Identify the six points of interest in the thick and thin lens systems.
  • Explain the different components of the principal point, focal points, and nodal points.

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