Optical instrumentation covers the basics of geometrical optics before moving on to a detailed overview of the principles and practice of optical design principles of image formation, lenses and mirrors, aberrations and tolerancing. The course will cover different design examples - collimators, cameras, objective lenses. Students will gain experience in working with optical design software. The Imaging component of the course provides training in the mathematical techniques used to analyse an image recorded by an electronic camera to recover information of interest. Students will be given an overview of image processing principles, and learn about processing in the spatial and frequency domains. The course covers noise removal, tomography and image restoration techniques. This section of the course will be complemented by laboratory sessions in which students manipulate images using one of the data processing packages (IDL, Matlab).
Total of twenty lectures and ten 2-hour practicals.
One 2-hour exam, tutorial papers, practical reports.