March 07, 2019

TrueFreeform: The latest method in designing freeform optics

TrueFreeform: The latest method in designing freeform optics

As presented by Zemax Senior Computational Physicist Shawn C. Gay at this year’s Photonics West, TrueFreeform is a grid-based surface optimization of freeform surfaces in optical design.

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February 25, 2019

Smarter smart sensor design for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Smarter smart sensor design for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Smart sensors are key to the success of the Internet of Things (IoT), the network that connects physical devices to collect and exchange data.

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February 20, 2019

Mars Rover leaves rich photo library thanks to lenses designed with OpticStudio

Mars Rover leaves rich photo library thanks to lenses designed with OpticStudio

For 15 years, the Mars Opportunity Rover has captured photos—and our fascination—using cameras designed using OpticStudio.

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February 18, 2019

Optical design requirements for handheld imaging devices

Optical design requirements for handheld imaging devices

Point-of-care or point-of-procedure imaging devices have different requirements than the typical MRI, CT, or x-ray machines. Here are five optical design requirements, and how software like OpticStudio helps optical engineers satisfy them.

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January 11, 2019

Creating high-accuracy telecentric lenses for machine vision systems

Creating high-accuracy telecentric lenses for machine vision systems

Machine vision is the technology and process by which machines automatically inspect and analyze. It is used on pharmaceutical assembly lines; to inspect packaging; and for product or component assembly, tracking, process control, robot guidance, and much more.

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