February 16, 2021

Optics in life sciences improves quality of life: A conversation with Jose Pozo of EPIC

Optics in life sciences improves quality of life: A conversation with Jose Pozo of EPIC

Over this past year, the influence of optics in the life sciences and medical field has come to the forefront from medical diagnosis and treatment to sanitization of masks and equipment. EPIC is an industry association that fosters the advancement of the photonics field in Europe, and many of its members offer optics solutions for the life sciences industry.

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February 11, 2021

Celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science

Today marks the 6th International Day of Women & Girls in Science, and at Zemax, we want to take a moment to recognize all the women and girls who are currently in or working towards a career in the science field. This year’s theme, Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, showcases the important role women play in the research of the virus, as well as the development of vaccines and treatments. It also brings to light the negative impact this global pandemic has on women in the early stages of their career and how new initiatives need to be created to address these issues.

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January 28, 2021

What’s happening at Zemax: Upcoming webinars & events

What’s happening at Zemax: Upcoming webinars & events

This winter is heating up! We are excited to be offering many great webinars this February, starting with showcasing our latest product releases for OpticStudio and OpticsBuilder. Other webinars include discussions around optics’ role in the growth of the life sciences industry. We will also be participating in an assortment of virtual and live events that we think you will find interesting. 

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January 26, 2021

Zemax appoints Dorothy Pults as Chief Product Marketing Officer

Zemax appoints Dorothy Pults as Chief Product Marketing Officer

Zemax, the global leader in optical product design software, today announced that Dorothy Pults has joined the company as the Chief Product Marketing Officer. Dorothy Pults brings a rich history of leading engineering, product, and marketing teams to deliver disruptive technology solutions to emerging markets. At Zemax, Pults will focus the product and marketing teams to continue to develop product advancements that allow Zemax users to drive the optics industry forward. Pults has most recently served as the Vice President of Product Management at the workforce scheduling startup Shiftboard. 

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January 20, 2021

Zemax launches native diffraction calculation and new analysis functionality

Zemax launches native diffraction calculation and new analysis functionality

OpticStudio 21.1 delivers a new diffraction calculation and two new tolerance setup operands. OpticsBuilder 21.1 improves analysis functionality and includes full Zemax glass catalog.

Zemax announced the latest release of their flagship software, OpticStudio®, and OpticsBuilder™. Continuing our commitment to deliver regular updates to our customers, Zemax will deliver three product releases in 2021, the first in January (21.1) followed by May (21.2) and September (21.3) releases. OpticStudio 21.1 starts the year by empowering the growing role of diffractive optics within the augmented reality and heads-up display markets. This release also adds new tolerance operands for users to align designs more easily to real-world assembly methods. In addition, this release debuts two new feature experiments that improve wide-angle ray aiming for autonomous vehicles and provide a new optimization algorithm. OpticsBuilder 21.1 improves optomechanical assembly analysis by allowing users to add sources and detectors directly in CAD.

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