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Products made with Zemax define our world.

From satellites orbiting the earth, to the smartphone in your pocket, the products designed by Zemax customers shape our daily interactions.

Why Zemax

Products made with Zemax define our world.

From satellites orbiting the earth, to the smartphone in your pocket, the products designed by Zemax customers shape our daily interactions.

Why Zemax

Design for manufacturability

Bring optical systems to market quickly and cost-effectively through a streamlined engineering workflow.

Optical Design Applications

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Imaging Optics

  • Target-tracking cameras
  • Driver-assist cameras
  • Cell phone/computer cameras
  • Biometric sensors
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Lighting & Illumination

  • Plane exterior lighting
  • Headlights
  • Laser printers
  • Biometric sensors
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Lasers & Fibers

  • Target-tracking cameras
  • Headlights
  • Laser printers
  • Optical interconnects
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Harness the power of Zemax optics software

The premier optical design software used by engineers around the globe for 30 years.

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Package optical systems & export complete designs from inside OpticStudio or CAD software, like Solidworks and CREO.

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Streamline optical manufacturing workflows using this lightweight tool for viewing and analyzing designs built in OpticStudio.

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Customer Success Stories

Healthcare

Imaging Optics

Advanced tolerancing techniques for endoscope optical design

Manufacturing

Lasers & Fibers

nLIGHT uses OpticStudio to create a robust, multi-kilowatt laser that enriches how devices display images

Defense

Imaging Optics

Flexibility built into OpticStudio helps LightPath design for manufacturability across a range of solutions

Consumer Electronics

Lighting & Illumination

Redefining human-machine interactions through eye tracking

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Zemax Training

Individual Training

Learn useful optical design techniques at your own pace.

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Group Training

Empower your team with a Zemax training course.

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Free Tutorials

Develop key skills and enhance productivity.

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What’s New at Zemax?

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Zemax 21.3 Supports Modeling Complex Geometries Required for the Miniaturization of Next-generation Optical Systems

We are excited to announce the 21.3 release of OpticStudio®, the OpticStudio® STAR Module, and OpticsBuilder™!

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CTO Industry Insights: Optic Innovation Plays Key Role in the Consumer Electronics Improving the Quality of Our Lives

Get insights from Zemax CTO, Sanjay Gangadhara, provides into how optical innovation is playing a key role in the development of consumer electronics that imp...

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