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.
Telescopes, satellite cameras, spectrometers
Driver-assist cameras (lane-keep, blind-spot, backup, dynamic cruise-control), heads-up displays (HUD)
Cell phone/computer cameras, video cameras, virtual and augmented reality cameras, biometric sensors, video game sensors
Projectors, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), heads-up displays (HUD)
Microscopes, endoscopes, scanning systems (CT, MRI), spectrometers, biosensors
Automated inspection cameras, thermal imagers, facial recognition, parking enforcement cameras
According to NASA, the James Webb Space Telescope is “the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide.” NASA used OpticStudio to create the system that will align the telescope’s primary mirror segments in space. See how >
The first camera lenses were single-element lenses, which were insufficient for bringing all colors into focus. This led to the invention of the compound achromatic lens by Chester Moore Hall. He used the achromatic lens to build the first refracting telescope free from chromatic aberration.
The global microscope market is expected to reach $12.7 billion by 2024 (Grand View Research), with the demand for surgical microscopes driving growth in the sector. Surgical microscopes are used for an increasing number of minimally invasive microsurgeries available today. Read more >
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