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Ansys Zemax OpticStudio 2023 R1 add ssupport for Composite Surfaces defining 2D diffraction gratings, and non-sequential tracing of single rays.
Simulate and optimize complex 2D gratings used in advanced AR and HUD systems by dynamically linking OpticStudio to the Lumerical RCWA solver tocalculatediffraction efficiency when Lumerical FDTD is installed on the same PC.
Easily create and tolerate complex surface geometries in sequential mode, including directly tolerancing irregularities on sag-based surfaces and stacked composite veneers without requiring workarounds.
Design great AR optical systems through a better understanding of ray behavior in exit pupil expanders and other complex imaging systems. Analyze and visualize single rays in non-sequential mode without affecting your original system.
Get active rigid body motion (RBM) decoupling for more granular control during analysis; improved speed for using the Ray Aiming function with STAR; and closer trimming of voxels to the aperture in STAR System Viewer.
Learn about the latest updates and functionality in Ansys Zemax OpticStudio and Ansys Zemax OpticsBuilder in this upcoming webinar. This 2023 R1 Release includes the Composite Surface (CS) property, allowing users to add the sag of one surface to the next surface and the change in optical performance due to surface deformations and rigid body motions.
Improve your optics workflow to spend more time validating and adding quality to your designs. Automate workflows with our API. With OpticStudio STAR (Enterprise edition only) quickly analyzes the impacts of structural and thermal loads.
“OpticStudio makes it easy to use different optimization techniques at different points in the process. Using OpticStudio allowed us to work in the most efficient way possible.”
Optics and photonics leader LightPath needed a better way of managing the complexities of its designs for aspheric lenses, which can be very expensive to machine. To ensure their aspheric lens designs were production ready, LightPath used OpticStudio to apply local and global optimization, Hammer Optimization (which helps seek out design solutions outside the local space), and Contrast Optimization to refine the designs for peak optical performance before manufacturing. By reducing the number of costly prototypes, LightPath saved time and money and helped more rapidly generate viable, marketable products. Optimization toolsets in OpticStudio empowered the LightPath teams to focus on quality, performance, and workflow automation while getting to market faster through predictive manufacturability.
Optimize the design of photonic components, circuits, and systems at the chip level with waveguides, sensors, and microlenses
Apply ray tracing analysis, optimization, and optical and mechanical tolerancing via API-driven automation to refine optical designs
Predict the illumination and optical performance of systems via lighting simulation and integrations into 3D environments
Optimize your optical designs and workflows
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