Computational Optics

Numerical simulations and computer-based techniques are an essential tool in optical technologies. The vast field of applications includes image-based modelling and rendering, multi-dimensional data visualisation, computer vision as well as simulation and optimisation of optical systems, lasers or optical fields in nanostructures. The dramatically increased power of today's computer systems makes it possible to solve tasks that only few years ago seemed unfeasible. The module Computational Optics provides the basic knowledge necessary for the generation and implementation of such computer-based methods and simulations.