July 17, 2019

From protecting ships to avoiding blind spots: modeling and using the Fresnel lens

From protecting ships to avoiding blind spots: modeling and using the Fresnel lens

In the BBC article, “The invention that saved a million ships,” the author chronicles how and why physicist Augustin Fresnel in the 1820s invented what would become one of the most well-known and practical lenses today. 

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July 12, 2019

Three presentations not to be missed at Envision USA 2019

Three presentations not to be missed at Envision USA 2019

If you haven’t yet signed up for this year’s Zemax Envision conference happening in Boston October 9-11, 2019, register today! Our just-revealed agenda is full of presentations from leaders in optics across diverse industries.

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July 09, 2019

Upcoming webinar: Technologies and Techniques for Optical Fabrication

Upcoming webinar: Technologies and Techniques for Optical Fabrication

Advances in technology, coupled with demands for increased efficiencies in optical fabrication processes, can make it overwhelming to make a breakthrough in the optic lens space. That’s why we’re happy to host Technologies and Techniques for Optical Fabrication, a webinar where you’ll learn the latest methods and procedures in optics lens technology.

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July 01, 2019

Registration is open! Join us at Envision USA 2019 in Boston

Registration is open! Join us at Envision USA 2019 in Boston

Join Zemax for our third annual Envision USA conference in Boston, MA October 9-11, 2019 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Registration is now open and early bird pricing ends on July 12th. Don’t wait to sign up as space is limited!

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June 13, 2019

Designing solar panels, LEDs, and more where stray light is critical to operation

Designing solar panels, LEDs, and more where stray light is critical to operation

In some cases, stray light is unwanted—but in others, it’s critical to the application’s operation. Some examples include solar panels, backlights, LEDs, or even plain old lightbulbs. All those applications involve rays that go in many directions, so they need to be designed in three-dimensional space. The same goes for complex prisms, corner cubes, and light pipes. 

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