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Improve optical performance.
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Harness the power of Zemax optics software

By harnessing the power of OpticStudio®, OpticsBuilder™, and OpticsViewer™, optical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers can speak the same language across the optical product development process. With our optical modeling software, product engineering teams can share complete design data and analyze performance in a virtual model, reducing design iterations and physical prototypes—saving time and money.

OpticStudio

For optical engineers
Use the leading optical system design software

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OpticsBuilder

For CAD users
Package optical systems in CAD software

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OpticsViewer

For manufacturing engineers
Share a common language from design to build

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Optics design applications

IMAGING OPTICS
OpticStudio and OpticsBuilder are the tools of choice for scientists and engineers designing imaging optics and the mechanical packaging for devices such as telescopes, cameras, and sensors for the Mars rover, and two-photon microscopes for neurological imaging.

LASERS AND FIBERS
Laser and fiber technologies span a vast range of applications, from common household products to laser guidance systems, fluorescence imaging, fiber optic sensors, and laser materials processing.

LIGHTING AND ILLUMINATION
Producing uniform, or smoothly varying, illumination patterns from real light sources is critical in optical systems design. This type of lighting and illumination design is complex, since illumination sources tend to be nonuniform.

Industry news and best practices

Customizing OpticStudio to deliver substantial improvements in image quality for endoscopes

Customizing OpticStudio to deliver substantial improvements in image quality for endoscopes

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Customer spotlight: Holo/Or achieves realistic beam modeling in Zemax OpticStudio using geometric ray tracing

Customer spotlight: Holo/Or achieves realistic beam modeling in Zemax OpticStudio using geometric ray tracing

A pioneering international optical design company based in Israel, Holo/Or designs and manufactures diffractive optical elements (DOEs) and...

From the desk of Zemax’s CTO: The role of optics during a global crisis

From the desk of Zemax’s CTO: The role of optics during a global crisis

The last few months have been challenging for all of us. The issues that I have observed have reinforced my belief in the importance of science...

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