The optical design industry is moving forward

And we're leading the way!

Around the time the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990, Zemax began delivering optical software and services to help engineers, scientists, researchers, and students bring their ideas into reality. Since then, we’ve remained true to the vision of our founder Dr. Ken Moore: to offer a rock-solid physics architecture, to uphold a culture of excellence and innovation, and to always listen to our customers.

Product teams are under pressure to develop the best products in the shortest time possible. Companies that design optical systems are seeking ways to get to market faster. Modern virtual prototyping is the answer.

Zemax software helps companies get to a qualified design more quickly by streamlining the workflow and communication between optical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers. Zemax tools include OpticStudio, the industry-leading optical design software, OpticsBuilder, for CAD users packaging optical system, and OpticsViewer for manufacturing engineers. Our software physics core has been relied on by NASA and industry leaders to analyze and validate complete product designs.

In addition to unmatched software value, we offer comprehensive technical support and introductory, advanced, and customized training. Our global team serves customers in English, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish. With headquarters in the Seattle area and offices in the UK, Japan, Taiwan, and China, we’re proud to have the most passionate, worldwide user base in the industry.