Prof. Dr. Martin Regehly

Phone +49 3381 355-385
Fax +49 3381 355-199

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Visual Sciences / Optical Systems Engineering
Department of Engineering

Brandenburg University
of Applied Sciences
Magdeburger Straße 50

14770 Brandenburg an der Havel

Administrative inquiries:
Baraa Asfari
Lab Manager

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The following lectures including exercises and laboratory tutorials support the Optometry and Optical Device Engineering (AOG) Bachelor course of studies at TH Brandenburg and the Photonics Master course offered jointly by TH Wildau and TH Brandenburg. Pdf lecture slides and tutorials are available on moodle.

Thermodynamics & Statistics (Photonics Master, 3nd Semester)

Topics will be documented soon.

Imaging Methods (Photonics Master, 2nd Semester)

Introduction: Classification, Radiometry and photometry, Light-matter-interaction, Optical imaging principles
Resolution Limits: Fraunhofer diffraction theory, Airy-disk, Rayleigh and Abbe criteria, PSF and MTF, Superresolution approaches
Digital cameras: Inner photoeffect, CCD structure and function, Noise sources & SNR, Low light detectors, CMOS technology and pixel architectures, High speed imagers, Time-of-flight 3D cameras
Magnetic resonance imaging: Nuclear spin & magnetic moments, Larmor-frequency, Bloch equations, Relaxation times, Spin-echo-sequences, Gradient fields, Image reconstruction
Computer tomography: Scanner design and measurement principles, Haunsfield scala, Absorption profiles, Radon transformation, Fourier slice theorem, Filtered back-projection
Sonography: Ultrasound generation and detection, Tissue interaction, Resolution dependencies, Echo-impuls methods, Scan-types, 3D/4D imaging, Doppler methods
Optical coherence tomography: Laser light properties, Spatial and temporal coherence, Low coherence interference, Michelson interferometer, Time and Frequency Domain OCT, Spectral width & axial resolution, Full field OCT

Digital Image Processing (Bachelor, 5rd Semester)

Topics will be documented soon.

Introduction to Python (Bachelor, 4rd Semester)

Topics will be documented soon.

Optical Device Technologies I (Bachelor, 3rd Semester)

Digital cameras: Inner photo effect, Photodiode, QE, CCD structure and function, CMOS cameras, Standards, Color Sensors, Objectives, FOV
Optical systems: Diffraction limit, Rayleigh & Abbe criteria, Aberrations, Wave front descriptions, Zernike polynoms
Microscopes: Beam path & magnification, Aberrations, Objectives & Oculars, Architectures, Bright field & dark field, Apertures, Köhler illumination
Topography measurement methods: Properties of the cornea, curvature measurements, Basic keratometers, Placido based systems, Slit scanning, Scheimpflug-principle, Fluorescence approaches, Topography representations
Wavefront measurement techniques: Wavefronts in optometry, Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors, Data analysis, Zernike-Decomposition, Wavefront corrections
Tomography methods: Confocal laser scanning & Optical coherence tomography for optometry

Physics II (Bachelor, 2nd Semester)

Electrodynamics: Electromagnetic induction, Lorentz force, Faraday law, Conductor loop & coils, Overview Maxwell equations
Waves: Classification, Polarisation, Wave equation and function, Superposition, Plane and spherical waves
Electromagnetical waves: Energy transport, X-Ray, UV, VIS, IR, Micro- and RF ranges, Propagation, Dispersion
Optics Phenomena: Refraction, Scattering, Absorption, Transmission, Reflection, Interference, Diffraction, Applications and examples
Introduction to Atom- and Solid state Physics: Wave-particle dualism, Quantization, Bohr model, Absorption, Emission and spectral lines, Metals, insulators & semiconductors

Physics I (Bachelor, 1st Semester)

Introduction: Physical quantities, SI unit system, Mathematical representations
Mechanics of rigid bodies: Kinematics, Dynamics, Newtons Laws, Forces,  Conversation laws, Particle systems, Collisions, Oscillators, Rotating movements
Introduction to Thermodynamics:  Quantities, Laws of thermodynamics, Ideal gas, Thermodynamical processes, Carnot machine, Applications
Electrostatics: Electrical field, Coloumb law, Voltage and potentials, Work and energy, Capacitor and applications
Magnetostatics: Magnetic dipol and fields, Magnetisation, Steady currents and respective fields, Applications and examples