May 3, 2022

Look what is happening at Zemax!

Category: Events

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner and we have a full calendar of events to fill your thoughts between vacation musings. 

Last chance to register!

Zemax and Lumerical: Part 1 - From Nano-scale to Macro-scale Optics and Back
May 5, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT

Complex optical systems require coupling simulation techniques across multiple length scales for accurate design and tolerancing. Extracting the light from nanoscale emissive structures in illumination systems, or propagating light through a mixture of guided and free space components are just a few examples. Ray tracing approximations break down near the dimension of the wavelength, and electromagnetic approaches are too expensive for larger devices. Traditional methods of linking nanoscale and macro-scale optics required tedious manual file conversions and were prone to error. As a leader in pervasive simulation Ansys seeks to provide solutions to expediate analysis and alleviate challenges in optical design workflows. In this webinar we will highlight some interoperability tools between Zemax OpticStudio and Ansys Lumerical that enable engineers to efficiently prototype innovative optical systems.

May Events:  

OpticsBuilder for Creo Product Tour
May 12, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT

Join Lisa Clauson, Ansys Zemax Senior Product Manager, as she demonstrates how to simulate the impact of mechanical designs on optical performance with Ansys Zemax OpticsBuilder, a certified PTC technology partner. OpticsBuilder enables better communication and eliminates inefficiencies in the optical design process between optical engineers and CAD users. OpticsBuilder addresses all issues associated with the optomechanical process, from sharing the initial optical design, assessing the change in optical performance, and achieving final validation prior to building the first prototype.

Ansys Simulation World 2022: A Global Simulation Conference Series
May 18, 2022
Virtual Event

 At Simulation World 2022, visionary companies from around the world will share their strategies for making the next great strides in human advancement — from life-saving improvements in healthcare, to bold new realities of space travel. Discover how these change-makers are engaging the power of simulation to propel them forward faster, even as the ever-accelerating pace of innovation challenges others to just keep up.

Zemax and Lumerical: Part 2 - From Nano-scale to Macro-scale Optics and Back
May 19, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT

In this webinar, we will examine how the portfolio of Ansys Optics tools offers a complete workflow for the design of metasurfaces, or metalenses. These revolutionary ultra-thin optical components can be used to manipulate light in the visible and IR range for many applications, including smartphone cameras, AR/MR displays, 3D sensing and face recognition. Because of the sub-wavelength nature of metasurfaces, it is critical to use a combination of electromagnetic field solvers (Ansys Lumerical FDTD/RCWA) to accurately determine the phase and field profile of the metalens and ray tracing (Zemax OpticStudio) to optimize the desired lens properties.

Ask an Engineer Event Topic: Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs)

This month, our Ask an Engineer looks a little different! We are challenging you to create a User Defined Surface to learn more about DLLs, then come back on May 19th to discuss!

Challenge opens: May 2, 2022

Code submission deadline: May, 18, 2022
Live event: May 19, 2022 - 8:00am PDT
Submit your questions, comments, and code here.

Webinar: Using and modifying CREO parts with OpticsBuilder
May 26, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT

In an optomechanical workflow it is very common that a system needs to be edited during the design process, due to new information or changing circumstances. And as on specific stages of a workflow only specific things can be edited, it is extremely useful to have that Swiss army knife tool which can edit not only one specific group of properties. Zemax OpticsBuilder great advantages is exactly that, optical properties such as scattering functions can be edited. But also, geometrical aspects of parts can be altered. In this webinar, we will demonstrate the various OpticsBuilder features which can be used to do that.

A look forward to June events! 

Webinar: Design mirror geometry in OpticsBuilder using mirror surfaces from an OpticStudio design file
June 9, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT
Registration Opening Soon!

Webinar: OpticStudio-OpticsBuilder-STAR interoperability in design of high-power laser system
June 28, 2022
6:00 am & 11:00 am PDT
Registration Opening Soon!

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

To try out Zemax optical design software capabilities, download a free trial.