Photonics Hub Online Seminar: Understanding Optics for Imaging and Machine Vision

This seminar aims at providing attendees the necessary background to fully understand data sheets of imaging lenses. The fundamental parameters of an imaging system and their relationship are presented first, followed by a discussion of how the F/# is related to Depth of Field, Relative Illumination and Resolution. Last, we will discuss that MTF curves are a great tool to compare the image quality of different lenses – but we will also discuss what MTF curves cannot tell you.

  • Fundamental Parameters of an imaging system:
    Field of View, Working Distance, Focal Length
  • F/# vs. Depth of Field, Relative Illumination and Resolution
  • Contrast and Resolution: Understanding MTF Curves and their limitations

This seminar is presented in co-operation with Edmund Optics GmbH.

In our Photonics Hub Online Seminars you can easily participate via internet our knowledge courses held by professional speakers from industry, business or university.
The Photonics Hub Online Courses are provided via the edudip-next platform.

The starting time is 5:30 pm (CET, UTC+1).

After succesful registration and payment we will send you a personalised link to registrate on the edudip-next platform for our Photonics Hub Online Seminar.
The platfrom provides a chat function for questions during the online seminar.  A Webcam and microphone also can be used for communication, but isn't necessary to participate.


This seminar is for people dealing with optics for machine vision systems on a regular basis – who feel like they would benefit from a more solid understanding of the terminology and specifications they encounter comparing lens data sheets. The overall goal is to enable participants to make intelligent decisions when selecting the optics for a machine vision system. This course is also of interest for electrical or mechanical engineers working in the R&D department of a vision-related company. The same is true for people working in purchasing or quality departments who deal with imaging optics on a regular basis.
You can participate this online seminar at any kind of knowledge stage and learn more about everything from the basics of imaging optics up to understanding MTF curves.

Termin und Veranstaltungsort




Dr. Boris Lange

Boris Lange is responsible for Edmund Optics’ (EO) Imaging business and business development in Europe. Since joining the company in January 2015 as “Imaging Solutions Engineer”, Boris Lange has been supporting EO´s European key accounts in all technical regards related to Imaging and Machine Vision and was actively involved in forming a European Imaging team. Before, he has gained valuable experiences as an optical designer in the Analytics business unit at Polytec, developing VIS, NIR and Raman spectrometers. Boris holds a PhD in physics from Mainz University and GSI Helmholtzzentrum for Heavy-Ion Research. His thesis examined coherent EUV light sources generated by high-energy lasers.


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