Individual Courses

Optical System Design Learning Plan **Most Popular**

Getting started
Getting started

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1. Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio
1. Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio

This introductory course helps users understand OpticStudio user interface, provides an overview of optical design theory, and ex...

2. Optics Review
2. Optics Review

This course reviews first and third order optics, while showing several useful OpticStudio analyses that can be used to assess th...

3. Optimization, Part I
3. Optimization, Part I

Starting with the example of a simple singlet, this course explains how to perform an optimization in OpticStudio. It also descri...

4. Optimization, Part II
4. Optimization, Part II

This course discusses the global algorithms available in OpticStudio. It then covers in details the design of a doublet lens: sta...

5. 3D Systems
5. 3D Systems

This course gives a comprehensive overview on how to model 3D systems in OpticStudio. It covers how to handle coordinate changes,...

6. Diffraction, MTF, and Image Simulation
6. Diffraction, MTF, and Image Simulation

This course offers a review of diffraction theory and the different domains of validity of OpticStudio analyses. It also includes...

7. Tolerancing I
7. Tolerancing I

This course offers a first introduction on tolerancing in OpticStudio. After a theory overview, it describes the purpose of the d...

8. Tolerancing II
8. Tolerancing II

This course discusses the use of compensators in a tolerance analysis, and explains in more details the sensitivity, inverse sens...

9. Tolerancing III
9. Tolerancing III

This course describes how to tolerance for irregularity in OpticStudio. It then shows how to model a double pass system, and what...

10. Tolerancing IV
10. Tolerancing IV

This course shows how to simulate complex alignment procedures via the use of Tolerancing Scripts. It also explains how to custom...

Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio
Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio

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Illumination & Stray Light

Getting Started
Getting Started

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Introduction to Non-Sequential
Introduction to Non-Sequential

This course is an introduction to non-sequential mode and ray-tracing in that mode. It will cover how sources and detectors are d...

Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing
Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing

This course will explain how to set-up, optimize and tolerance illumination systems.

Complex Object Geometries
Complex Object Geometries

This course will explain how to create a complex object geometry when it doesn't exist as a built-in object.

Polarization and Ray Splitting
Polarization and Ray Splitting

This course will describe the tools for polarization and will then look at what happens when a ray splits.

Non-Sequential Settings
Non-Sequential Settings

This course will describe the tools for polarization and will then look at what happens when a ray splits.

Scattering and Photoluminescence
Scattering and Photoluminescence

This course will review the different models for Surface Scattering as well as Bulk-Scattering and Photoluminescence Model.

Stray Light
Stray Light

This course will study the Stray Light in a Maksutov telescope. It will demonstrate some useful tools like filter strings, ray fi...

Illumination & Stray Light with Zemax OpticStudio
Illumination & Stray Light with Zemax OpticStudio

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Laser & Fiber Learning Plan

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Getting Started

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Laser & Fiber 1
Laser & Fiber 1

In this introductory course, you will understand how to model Gaussian laser beams in Zemax OpticStudio.

Laser & Fiber 2
Laser & Fiber 2

This second course on Laser & Fiber will dive into the usage of Zemax OpticStudio Physical Optics Propagation capabilities (POP)

Laser & Fiber with Zemax OpticStudio
Laser & Fiber with Zemax OpticStudio

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Tolerancing Learning Plan

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Getting Started

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Tolerancing 1
Tolerancing 1

This course offers a first introduction on tolerancing in OpticStudio.

Tolerancing 2
Tolerancing 2

This course discusses the use of compensators in a tolerance analysis.

Tolerancing 3
Tolerancing 3

This course describes how to tolerance for irregularity in OpticStudio.

Tolerancing 4
Tolerancing 4

This course shows how to simulate complex alignment procedures via the use of Tolerancing Scripts.

Optimization Learning Plan

Getting Started
Getting Started

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Optimization, Part 1
Optimization, Part 1

Starting with the example of a simple singlet, this course explains how to perform an optimization in OpticStudio. It also descri...

Optimization, Part 2
Optimization, Part 2

This course discusses the global algorithms available in OpticStudio. It then covers in details the design of a doublet lens.

Optimization with Zemax OpticStudio
Optimization with Zemax OpticStudio

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