Jan 13, 2020

Automate routine engineering processes - and save considerable time - with the OpticStudio ZOS-API

Category: Webinars
Unleash the power of OpticStudio through the ZOS-API

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One of the biggest challenges facing optical designers today is the need to perform many tasks manually. ZOS-API power-user Brian Catanzaro, Ph.D. and principal at CFE Services, is successfully using the OpticStudio application programming interface to automate routine procedures while also adding powerful functionality. In this recorded webinar titled Unleash the power of OpticStudio through the ZOS-API, Dr. Catanzaro shares detailed case studies demonstrating innovative uses of the ZOS-API. Watch the webinar and gain insights from Dr. Catanzaro and host Zemax Senior Product Manager Thomas Pickering on how to streamline the engineering workflow in OpticStudio.

Why the ZOS-API is so innovative

It is exceedingly time-consuming and frustrating for optical designers to create one-off procedures for repetitive tasks like alignment and testing spot size in every scenario. Eliminate or reduce this manual effort using ZOS-API, a powerful application programming interface for OpticStudio built using .NET libraries. ZOS-API enables you to streamline your workflow and customize OpticStudio in any way, such as adding custom analyses and operands in OpticStudio, automating calculations and processes like real-time production monitoring, and reformatting post-processing data for manufacturing needs.

What you’ll learn from Dr. Catanzaro

Dr. Catanzaro is an independent consultant in the field of product development of systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of California, San Diego as well as a B.S. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology.

As principal of CFE Services, he has wide-ranging expertise using the ZOS-API to develop sophisticated products efficiently. Dr. Catanzaro showcases the following case studies to demonstrate how OpticStudio makes it possible to do more in less time, answer tough questions, and arrive at repeatable results.

  • Case study 1: How to provide a verifiable design to ensure that optical exposure of a moving fluid is sufficiently uniform for regulatory agencies.

  • Case study 2: How to convert a Gaussian beam to a Tophat distribution in a complex element design in order to improve consistency, get a more uniform illumination, and use laser power more efficiently.

  • Case study 3: How to use ensemble STOP modeling to determine whether a balloon-borne telescope in the Earth’s atmosphere can perform effectively despite challenging conditions like wide temperature swings and a series of elevation angles.

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