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.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

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

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

Vorbesprechung: Montag, 4. Oktober 2021, 12:00-13:00 Uhr, via ZOOM-Meeting:

https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/92003141570?pwd=d2pVc1lFdXNpV1hZMGZVSzFidFdSdz09
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Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon12:00 - 13:0004.10.2021FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung
Thu16:30 - 18:0007.10.2021 - 27.01.2022Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Technical Optics - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu07.10.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu14.10.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu21.10.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu28.10.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu04.11.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
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Thu18.11.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu25.11.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu02.12.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu09.12.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu16.12.202116:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu13.01.202216:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu20.01.202216:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics
Thu27.01.202216:30 - 18:00Sem.R. DC rot 07 131.058 Technical Optics

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
Tue15:00 - 16:0006.12.2022 Café Schrödingeroral02.12.2022 00:00 - 05.12.2022 18:00TISSTechnische Optik

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.10.2021 00:00

Registration modalities

Registration by TISS will do.

Curricula

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