Trends in teaching lens design

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-58
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Event17th International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Nov 26 2001Nov 30 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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