Nov 1, 2021

Gain critical accuracy and speed in STOP analysis with the OpticStudio STAR Module

Category: Product News

Engineering teams that design and build optical components take great care to model, simulate, and virtually test all aspects of their designs prior to manufacturing to ensure each final product will perform in real-world conditions. To be successful they must weigh accuracy and speed to get efficient results. Speed is important for getting new systems into manufacturing, but accuracy is also vital particularly in cases where environmental factors are likely to have structural or thermal impacts on the optics, such as high-powered laser and aerospace systems. All structural and thermal conditions that might affect their optical design must be accurately accounted for.

Structural, thermal, and optical performance (STOP) analysis can provide the data needed for effective system performance that withstands predictable structural and thermal conditions, but effective STOP analysis remains out of reach for many optical design teams. The tradeoff is often accuracy for speed and the analysis generally takes place using systems that are isolated from the team’s central optical design, CAD, and finite element analysis (FEA) workflows, introducing more delays and opportunities for error when incorporating STOP analysis into their optical design workflow. Without a capability for both accuracy and speed, STOP analysis becomes a workflow obstacle.

The OpticStudio STAR Module extends OpticStudio capabilities to include STOP analysis making it simple to import structural and thermal data into OpticStudio workflows, yielding significant time savings and new possibilities for system analysis.

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Gain critical accuracy and speed in STOP analysis with the OpticStudio STAR Module

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