Upcoming Webinars

Learn what makes OpticStudio unique, discover new features, and learn user tips to speed up your optical and illumination design process. Zemax webinars include extended tutorials, introduction to new features, and time saving how-to information. You can join any of the upcoming webinars by clicking on the individual registration buttons, or download and watch a recorded webinar at your leisure.

March Webinars


Analyzing and Correcting Stray Light Using LensMechanix
Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 7:30-8:30 AM PST

When designing an optomechanical system, a major concern is the ability to identify and correct stray light that reflects off mechanical components, negatively affecting the optical performance. Learn how to use LensMechanix to catch and correct stray light before you build a prototype or send a design to manufacturing. 

Please view our webinar, here.

JWST Part 2: Modeling the James Webb Telescope Segments in OpticStudio
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 7:30-8:30 AM PST

In this Webinar, we will continue our model of the James Webb Space Telescope. The primary mirror consists of 18 hexagonal segments. We will create static segments and look at the effects on the system PSFs and MTFs. And we’ll get started with creating dynamic segments that can move independently of one another.

Please view our webinar, here.


Creating sequential systems with prisms, CAD parts, and other complex objects
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 7:30-8:30 AM PST

The easiest way to simulate complex objects in a sequential ray trace is with a special sequential surface called the “Non-Sequential Component” surface. This allows you to insert groups of non-sequential objects, like prisms, light pipes, or CAD parts, into what is otherwise a sequential system. These systems use both sequential and non-sequential ray tracing, and thus are referred to as “mixed-mode” system or ”hybrid” systems. These mixed-mode systems make it easy to simulate complex beam paths, like multiple reflections inside of a prism. In addition, the “Non-Sequential Component” surface can include multiple non-sequential objects, and you can insert multiple non-sequential groups. We will show you examples of how such a system can be set up and explain the ins and outs using multiple NSC groups.

We'd love to hear from you. Please send any questions or comments about our webinars to feedback@zemax.com