131.058 Technical Optics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to specify optical materials, to calculate basic optical ray paths, to analyse fundamental laws of imaging, to derive aberrations and their corrections, to formulate the influence of aperture stops, to categorise basic types of optical devices as well as to describe STED microscopy. Furthermore they can explain the fields of application of light microscopy, especially taking into account the diffraction-limited resolution limits.

Subject of course

Students can specify optical materials and, based on this, calculate basic optical raypaths by applying the industry-standard sign system.

They analyze the fundamental laws of imaging on basis of planar or curved (also aspherical) surfaces as well as lenses and lens systems.

Furthermore, they are able to derive the aberrations of an optical system and their correction as well as to formulate the influence of the ray bundle limiting by aperture stops.

Based on this basic knowledge, students are able to discuss the basic types of optical devices (magnifying glass, telescope, microscope), in particular they are able to visualize the optics of the microscope on the basis of Abbe's theory (wave-optics / diffraction).

Last but not least, students will be able to describe STED microscopy (Nobel Prize Stefan W. Hell 2014).

The practical part of the course consists in hands-on of the microscopes at the institute or in a visit of the optics laboratory at the HTL Mödling, Department of Mechatronics, respectively, where the students can demonstrate the handling of these devices.

Teaching methods

All contents of the course are explained by the script, after each chapter a calculation of exercises is performed.

During the lecture, the lecturer intensively uses the free-of-charge calculating programs LINOS WINLENS and LINOS PreDesigner. Students can download these softwares at www.winlens.de and are thus able to visually understand the contents of the course.

A lecture unit will be dedicated to hands-on on the devices at the TU Vienna; another (voluntarily, in the summer semester) the optics laboratory of HTL Mödling.

There are also smaller optical devices (lenses, magnifying glasses, objectives, eyepieces, binoculars, etc.) from the fundus of the lecturer as illustrative objects "to grasp" brought to the lecture.

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

Attention: the lecture will take place in academic year 2019/20, will be suspended during academic year 2020/21 and will be continued presumably in academic year 2021/22.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon12:00 - 13:0007.10.2019FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung
Thu16:30 - 18:0010.10.2019 - 30.01.2020Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu16:30 - 18:0005.03.2020 HTL Mödling / optics lab; 2340 Mödling, Technikerstraße 1-5Technische Optik
Technical Optics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon07.10.201912:00 - 13:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung
Thu10.10.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu17.10.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu24.10.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu31.10.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu07.11.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu14.11.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu21.11.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu28.11.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu05.12.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu12.12.201916:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu09.01.202016:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu16.01.202016:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu23.01.202016:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu30.01.202016:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu05.03.202016:30 - 18:00 HTL Mödling / optics lab; 2340 Mödling, Technikerstraße 1-5Technische Optik

Examination modalities

viva voce (oral examination, and a little bit in writing). The questions have to be answered with the aid of sketches / formulae. A list of questions as PDF-file is available via download (check this for details).

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue14:00 - 15:0004.02.2025Sem.R. DC rot 07 oral17.01.2025 00:00 - 03.02.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Tue15:00 - 17:0004.02.2025Sem.R. DC rot 07 written29.01.2025 12:00 - 03.02.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Fri17:00 - 18:0014.03.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 07 oral19.02.2025 18:00 - 13.03.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Fri18:00 - 19:0014.03.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 07 oral09.03.2025 23:00 - 13.03.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Fri18:00 - 19:0021.03.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 07 oral15.03.2025 12:00 - 20.03.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Fri16:00 - 18:0025.04.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 07 oral23.02.2025 18:00 - 24.04.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Fri17:00 - 18:0023.05.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 07 oral08.03.2025 12:00 - 22.05.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik
Tue14:00 - 15:0017.06.2025Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A oral09.06.2025 18:00 - 16.06.2025 18:00TISSTechnische Optik

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.10.2019 00:00

Registration modalities

Registration by TISS will do.

Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory elective
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective

Literature

Lecture notes for this course are available and can be downloaded as PDF-file via "Communication - Documents - Literature".

Schröder: Technische Optik, Vogel-Buchverlag Würzburg (2007) - Pedrotti-Bausch-Schmidt: Optik für Ingenieure, Springer Verlag (2002) - Naumann-Schröder: Bauelemente der Optik, Hanser Verlag München (2004) - Michel: Die Grundzüge der Theorie des Mikroskops, Wiss. Verlagsges.m.b.H. Stuttgart (1964)

Previous knowledge

Optics from lecture Grundlagen der Physik II - see also literature.

Optical Design Software (download at www.winlens.de free of charge):

* WinLens 3D basic

* PreDesigner

* Lens Library

Language

German