Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Meet Dr. Aaron Bauer, Winner of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award

Dr. Aaron Bauer of the University of Rochester is the 2020 recipient of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award, which recognizes significant contributions to lens design, optical engineering, or metrology. The award was established in memory of Kevin Thompson, who was Group Director of the Synopsys Optical Engineering Services team. We interviewed Dr. Bauer to learn how he became interested in optics, his current research projects, and his future goals.

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LightTools Stray Light Analysis Saves Designers Time and Money

LightTools version 9.0, now available, introduces valuable new tools to help optical engineers and stray light analysts pinpoint and correct stray light issues early in the product design process, saving time and money.

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Driving Vision News Workshop Munich Recap

Read a recap on the DVN Lighting/ADAS Workshop at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Munich, Germany, hosted by Driving Vision News (DVN) on January 28-29, 2020. DVN workshops provide opportunities for the global automotive lighting community to gather and talk about industry trends and innovations. This year, DVN welcomed 350 attendees to the conference with a focus on adaptive headlights and rear lights for premium and generalist cars.

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How Optics Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

Heads-up displays (HUDs) can help reduce the safety risks caused by distracted driving.

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How did LightTools come about?

LightTools is celebrating 25 years! Read how LightTools illumination design software came about, and how it developed its defining features. Written by Mike Hayford, former LightTools Architect at Synopsys, now retired.

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Visit Synopsys at SPIE Photonics West 2020

Visit the Synopsys at SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco on February 4-6, where we will showcase software solutions that enable you to design accurate, easy-to-manufacture optical systems.

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The Future is LiDAR

On December 2, 2019, Driving Vision News (DVN) hosted the 2nd LiDAR Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Synopsys Releases New Version of CODE V with Enhanced Freeform System Design Capabilities and Optomechanical Visualization & Import

Enhanced capabilities for visualizing and interfacing with the optomechanical model are now available in CODE V version 11.3. Learn what’s new, view new features videos, and register for our upcoming webinar.

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A Glimpse into the World of AR/VR

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) applications and devices are fascinating to me. The “what if” possibilities for the applications in the future are endless. Products such as Microsoft HoloLens and Oculus Rift headsets generate excitement and interest from so many people.

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