Imaging optics

OpticStudio® and LensMechanix® are the tools of choice for scientists and engineers designing imaging optics, such as telescopes, cameras, and sensors for the Mars rover, and two-photon microscopes for neurological imaging. OpticStudio is the leading software used by optical engineers throughout the design phase. LensMechanix helps simulate the impact of mechanical designs on optical performance using complete OpticStudio lens design data. Together, these products enable engineering teams to get optical products to market in record time.

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Examples of imaging optics:

Aerospace

Target-tracking cameras

Astronomy

Telescopes, satellite cameras, spectrometers

Automotive

Driver-assist cameras (lane-keep, blind-spot, backup, dynamic cruise-control), heads-up displays (HUD)

Consumer electronics

Cell phone/computer cameras, video cameras, virtual and augmented reality cameras, biometric sensors, video game sensors

Displays

Projectors, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), heads-up displays (HUD)

Life sciences

Microscopes, endoscopes, scanning systems (CT, MRI), spectrometers, biosensors

Semiconductor

Photolithographic systems

Vision systems

Automated inspection cameras, thermal imagers, facial recognition, parking enforcement cameras

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