October 19, 2017

A new cost-saving design methodology for laser systems

A new cost-saving design methodology for laser systems

Published in 1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells pitted Martians against humans. The aliens were armed with weapons that read a lot like lasers.

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October 18, 2017

Looking ahead to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018

Looking ahead to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018

We’re already looking forward to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018 this winter. If you plan to attend one or both shows, stop by our booth to talk to our knowledgeable team about your projects.

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October 17, 2017

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Microscopes are an indispensable tool in the medical field for diagnostics, treatment, and surgery applications. Global Surgical Corporation's A-Series dental microscope, unveiled in 2015, raised the bar for the industry with superior ergonomics, maneuverability, and stability.

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October 16, 2017

New Moore-Elliott method optimizes for MTF at least 30x faster

New Moore-Elliott method optimizes for MTF at least 30x faster

Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is an important metric for characterizing the performance of an optical system.

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October 13, 2017

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Trends affecting the success of companies designing optical products

Early optical design innovations were driven by the military. The submarine periscope and gun reflector sight, for example, were perfected by Irish optical designer Sir Howard Grubb before World War I.

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