Diffractive Optical Elements: Fabrication and Testing

  • Course Type: Graduate Course
  • Semester Offered: Not Currently Offered
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Course Description: 
This course is a hands-on fabrication and testing course in which students will learn characteristics of fabricating and testing different types of computer-generated diffractive optical elements. Elements include binary amplitude, binary phase and gray-scale phase structures. Gratings, diffractive Fresnel lenses and computer-generated holograms will be fabricated. The primary fabrication tool will be the College of Optical Sciences Maskless Lithography Tool. Design techniques using Zemax ray-tracing software and an open-source Matlab program called OptiScan learned in the previous course will be used. Students will work in pairs.
OPTI 505R, 505L and 600D
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.