Optical Metrology

Teaching –  Optical Metrology – Prof. Dr.-Ing Philipp Huke

Sommersemester 2022

5.04.637 Laboratory Project I

5.04.4677 Tools in Advanced Photonics

5.04.233a Physical Metrology

5.04.232a Signal processing

5.04.4664 Laser Desgin and Beam Guiding
5.04.4677 Engineering Scientific Instrumentation

Wintersemester 2021/2022
5.04.624a Introduction to Laser & Optics
5.04.637 Laboratory Project I
5.04.645 Control Systems / Control Theory
5.04.646a Laboratory Project II – Laser & Optics
5.04.4660 Advanced Metrology
5.04.4668 Photonics

Sommersemester 2021

5.04.632 Basic Laboratory II
5.04.637 Laboratory Project I
5.04.667 Astrophysical Instrumentation
5.04.4669 Workshop Management
5.04.4669 Ü Übung zu Workshop Management
5.04.4677 Engineering Scientific Instrumentation


 Master EP:

Lecture Engineering Scientific Instruments:


Relevant scientific questions often require large scientific facilities like CERN or the ELT to conduct their experiment. The evolution of a scientific project from a question to a real experiment is a complex process between large teams of engineers and scientists. In this course students will learn:

a. How to derive specification from a scientific questions;
b. Translate these specifications to engineering
c. Develop first simulations of the experiment
d. Develop the physical design of an instrument including
d.1. Trade-off studies
d.2. Management tools for the communication
d.3. Engineering tools for the instrument
e. Create a model of the instrument
f. Conduct the experiment in the virtual environment
Example project(s) from astrophysics



Pictures, propagated by motion along the fibers of the optic nerves in the brain, are the cause of vision.“

Sir Isaac Newton