Ansys continues to push the innovation envelope to deliver accurate, high-performance optical design and simulation capabilities for optical engineers and scientists.
Speed up design and improve accuracy with the latest Ansys Speos release. The 2023 R1 release delivers strong enhancements for productivity to prepare your optical design. You can now easily apply Texture mapping to simulate textured material such as brush metal, grained plastic, or other advanced material. Speos 2023 R1 also offers a new Source Pattern to handle hundreds of LEDs for easier setup for multiple LEDs system such as Automotive Rearlamp or LED Lighting. To analyze your results, you can now take advantage of virtual Lighting Animation to control the power of each light source to create, measure and visualize dynamic animation. Speos GPU solver is now fully released with same accuracy of Speos CPU but drastically faster, turning hours of simulation to minutes! Speos 2023 R1 also introduces a connection to spreadsheet to define Optical Lens or Optical Surface for lighting application. User can control each facets parameters independently and eventually with formula. Speos 2023 R1 offers new capabilities for stray light analysis, curved display support, LiDAR, advanced Optical Design for lighting applications.
The 2023 R1 release of Ansys Zemax OpticStudio allows you to take your Augmented Reality (AR) and Head-Up Display (HUD) designs farther than ever before. Simulate and optimize complex 2D gratings used in advanced AR and HUD systems by dynamically linking OpticStudio to the Lumerical RCWA solver. Design great AR optical systems through a better understanding of ray behavior in exit pupil expanders and other complex imaging systems with the ability to analyze and visualize single rays in non-sequential mode without affecting your original system. In addition, this release allows you to easily create and tolerance complex surface geometries in sequential mode, which includes directly tolerancing irregularities on sag-based surfaces and stacked composite surfaces without requiring workarounds. With the Structural Thermal Analysis and Results (STAR) functionality in Ansys Zemax OpticStudio Enterprise, you can now enable or disable rigid body motion (RBM) impacts independent of surface deformation effects for more granular control during analysis. The speed of ray aiming has also been significantly improved when used with STAR, allowing for robust STOP analysis of wide-angle systems.
The 2023 R1 release of Ansys Zemax OpticsBuilder introduces equation-driven surfaces for common surface types, which allow you to expose the equations that define the optical geometry for those surface types and tie those equations to the part file for your design. As a result, you can now store the optical parts in a product data manager (PDM) and recall the equations later. Improvements have also been made to allow you to design mechanical edges on your optics with better accuracy and to add fold mirrors to your optomechanical system with more confidence.