Nov 10, 2022

Wow! Check out our line-up of webinars and events in November and December.

Category: Events

We have an amazing line up of events that you will not want to miss!

Optotune Liquid Lenses Added to Zemax Stock Components
November 17, 2022
6:00 am PST & 11:00 am PST
Webinar
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In the past 10 years, liquid lenses have evolved to become a well-established solution for fast and reliable focusing. In this webinar we will discuss common liquid lens architectures, evaluate their performance and show applications in the fields of imaging, laser processing, ophthalmic devices and AR/VR. We will explain how to best integrate the lenses in Zemax optical designs including how to model typical lens aberrations. Mark Ventura: Mark is electrical engineer and has co-founded Optotune in 2008. As VP Sales & Marketing he has developed the market for liquid lenses with a focus on machine vision. Michael Büeler: Michael holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Optics and is responsible for optical design at Optotune. Employing Optotune’s liquid lenses has designed several focusing, zoom and illumination systems for mobile phone cameras, factory automation and med-tech applications.

Ansys Speos Optical Sensor Test Feature - Enabling LiDAR System Design and Validation
November 21, 2022
6:00am PST & 11:00am PST
Webinar
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LiDAR stands for “light detection and ranging,” and is a remote sensor technology that uses light pulses to scan an environment and produce a three-dimensional copy. It’s the same principle as sonar, except LiDAR uses light instead of sound waves. In autonomous vehicles, LiDAR scans surroundings in real-time, allowing cars to avoid collisions. LiDAR is very accurate with depth perception and determining the presence of an object. It can see at long distances and through poor environmental conditions, like nighttime or rain and fog. Because it recognizes and categorizes what it sees, it can tell the difference between objects like a squirrel and a stone and predict behavior accordingly. In this webinar, we will introduce Ansys Speos Optical Sensor Test feature as part of the Ansys simulation tool chain for LiDAR system design and validation.

Equation Driven Surfaces for Optical Parts Creation in OpticsBuilder
November 24, 2022
6:00am PST & 11:00am PST
Webinar
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The ability to save the parts into PDM systems now includes the option to recall the equations used to generate the surfaces. Legacy import of geometry into OpticsBuilder uses splines/NURBS sampling based on the equations provided by OpticStudio which offers speed and accuracy high enough for most applications. The new import option, “Equation Driven Import” allows for more accurate surface representation using the exposed equations to create parts. The equation will be integrated into the part file. This feature helps those users who need to design complex mechanical mounting edges with higher accuracies. In this webinar, we show how to use “Equation Driven Import” option in OpticsBuilder to expose the OpticStudio equations and import with surfaces created directly from the equations.

The Evolving Role of Education in the Optics & Photonics Industry
November 30, 2022
8:00am PST & 6:00pm PST
Webinar
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Optics and photonics research is rapidly evolving and driving technology trends that shape the world around us. A shortage in the workforce and gaps in required skills can stifle the rate of growth and innovation. Thus, the industry needs a regular flux of engineers with critical thinking and phenomenal teaming skills to tackle complex multiscale, multiphysics, and multi-disciplinary problems including the design of individual components up to system level and all the way to packaging, as well as, modeling, manufacturing, and measurements! Tune in for our upcoming panel of optics and photonics leaders as they discuss the multi-faceted future of optics and photonics. You will not want to miss this talk!

How to Optimize a Lightguide for Daytime Exterior Automotive Lighting
December 1, 2022
6:00am PST & 11:00am PST
Webinar
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Join Ansys Lead Application Engineer, Stefan Thoene, as he demonstrates how Speos and optiSLang are used to optimize a prismatic lightguide to fulfill the automotive Day-Time-Running-Lights regulation and improve the homogeneity of the lightguide to achieve a better lit appearance in an automated way.

Effects of Straylight on the Performance of Smart Phone Camera Design with Ansys Speos
December 5, 2022
6:00am PST & 11:00am PST
Webinar
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In this webinar, we will review the effects of stray light on a smartphone camera system. Finding and blocking this unwanted light’s paths is the most critical part of the stray light analysis. The Ansys Optics Solution provides a workflow for performing stray light analysis that streamlines this process. We will be focusing on steps 2-4 of the workflow specific to Ansys Speos, including an introduction to stray light analysis concepts and a demonstration of Ansys Speos features, including Zemax Importer, light expert (LXP), and sequence detection.

Ansys Ideas
December 6, 2022
9:00am – 5:00pm PST
Virtual Forum
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Join us for the IDEAS Digital Forum — a place to catch up on industry best practices and the latest advances in semiconductor, electronic and photonic design. IDEAS will explore future trends with keynotes from industry leaders and offer technical insights by expert chip designers from many of the world’s largest electronic and semiconductor companies. IDEAS will give you a close-up view of some of the leading companies most advanced electronic design projects in the world. 

Meet your industry peers and fellow designers from around the world at this premier virtual event for networking, sharing and learning the latest in multiphysics technology for electronic, photonic, and semiconductor design.

Design Considerations for Smart Lighting Systems
December 8, 2022
6:00am PST & 11:00am PST
Webinar
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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, with its adaptive intelligence for exterior lighting, will shift the lighting system to a new paradigm. Intelligent headlamps are in the spotlight today for several reasons such as the increased safety of nighttime driving, the global movement toward automated driving (AD), and the newly permitted Adaptive Driving Beams (ADB) in the US market. But, given the huge range of lighting levels, terrains and roadway conditions vehicles will encounter in the real world, how can intelligent headlamps be verified for safety? The time and costs involved in road testing make this strategy prohibitive, but engineering simulation can provide a solution. Optical design assessment based on different regulations such as FMVSS NO.108, analysis of complex lighting system, and exploration of dynamic traffic maneuvers in immersive simulation, can all be done early in the process to obtain the best lighting quality and identify safety issues earlier.

During this webinar, we will present Ansys optical platform capabilities to perform virtual design and testing of the lighting systems which enables user to evaluate and optimize performances of the systems and identify benefit and drawbacks of the lighting configuration.

We hope to see you at one of these programs this month and be sure to visit our Upcoming Events Page for new updates.

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