Diffractive Optical Elements: Theory and Design

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Not Currently Offered
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This course includes a physical optics approach to understanding computer-generated diffractive optical elements and their differences with respect to refractive lens elements. Included in the discussion are gratings, focusing elements, aberration compensators, servo-signal generators, axicons, computer-generated holograms and other elements. Design techniques using Zemax ray-tracing software will be demonstrated, and an open-source Matlab program called OptiScan will be used for project assignments.
Tom D. Milster

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Academic Integrity

According to the Arizona Code of Academic Integrity, “Integrity is expected of every student in all academic work. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student’s submitted work must be the student’s own.” Unless otherwise noted by the instructor, work for all assignments in this course must be conducted independently by each student. Co-authored work of any kind is unacceptable. Misappropriation of exams before or after they are given will be considered academics misconduct.

Misconduct of any kind will be prosecuted and may result in any or all of the following:

  • Reduction of grade
  • Failing grade
  • Referral to the Dean of Students for consideration of additional penalty, i.e., notation on a student’s transcript re: academic integrity violation, etc.
Students with Learning Disabilities

If a student is registered with the Disability Resource Center, he/she must submit appropriate documentation to the instructor if he/she is requesting reasonable accommodations.

The information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with reasonable advance notice, as deemed appropriate by the instructor.