Phelma Formation 2022

Optical Engineering - 4PMNOPT9

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 10.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 10.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 2.0


The objective of this course is to understand the behaviour and the challenges of optical measurement and imaging systems. This course is based on the study of optical instruments such as spectrometers, cameras, telescopes and optical coherence tomography. Through these examples, the behaviour of optical systems, their conception rules and limits are presented.

Contact Lionel BASTARD


Notions presented:

  • Laws of geometrical optics. Application to ratracing through systems composed of lenses, mirrors and prisms.
  • Presentation and design of imaging systems such as telescopes, cameras and microscope. Aberrations in optical systems.
  • Diffraction in optical systems. Influence of diffraction on the performances of the instruments.
  • Interferometers and statistical optics. Application to optical coherence tomography (for medical applications) and to aperture synthesis (for astronomy applications).



written exam, 2h

100% note DS
Validation pour les étudiants en programme thématique quantum (bloc quantum) (note DS>08/20)

Additional Information

This course brings 0.0 ECTS to students in UE Quantum IPHY S8

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 8


Warren J. Smith, "Modern Optical Engineering"
B.E.A Saleh, M.C. Teich, "Fundamentals of photonics"