July 06, 2020

Customizing OpticStudio to deliver substantial improvements in image quality for endoscopes

Customizing OpticStudio to deliver substantial improvements in image quality for endoscopes

Endoscopes are highly sophisticated medical instruments consisting of a long thin tube attached to a light and video camera which uses fiber optics and powerful lens systems to enable medical professionals to peer inside a body for diagnostics, biopsy, and surgery. 

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June 24, 2020

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 micro-optical elements used worldwide for sophisticated applications involving high-precision and high-power lasers. Holo/Or was experiencing some challenges in modeling realistic systems for diffraction-limited results. But the company developed an ingenious solution—use of the bidirectional scattering diffusion function (BSDF) to simulate and optimize multi-mode (or single-mode) lasers using geometric ray tracing. As described in their whitepaper, “Method for Laser Source Definition in Zemax,” this approach enables Holo/Or to quickly achieve accurate results for factors like realistic spot-size at lens foci while accounting for wave optics effect and also allowing for simple system optimization.

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June 09, 2020

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 and education to help us through these difficult times.

The role of science in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic is obvious. The need to find a vaccine for this terrible disease is urgent, and I am encouraged to see how the best scientific minds in the world are working tirelessly on a solution.

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June 02, 2020

Sharpen your optics skills while working from home

Sharpen your optics skills while working from home

While countries are at different points in their COVID-19 recovery, there has been one common disruption in the business world – cancelled travel to conferences and in-person training, and all meetings have moved online indefinitely. Working from home and connecting with people has been a challenge, but online meeting platforms have played an important bridge to staying connected and relevant. Zemax would like to help you make the most of your time working from home by bringing you resources to sharpen your skills and to stay up to speed with the latest in the world of optics!

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May 20, 2020

New OpticStudio 20.2: New functionality brings early design insights

New OpticStudio 20.2: New functionality brings early design insights

Latest release improves team efficiency by up to 50% by enabling optical engineers to quickly check how their design decisions impact the performance and manufacturability of the product.

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