Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the Laser Focus World Innovators Award Program

LucidShape CAA V5 Based software for automotive lighting design for CATIA has been recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. This awards program recognizes the many innovative technologies, products, and systems in the photonics market. 

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Are You Up for the IODC Challenge?

Optical designers, consider participating in the lens design or illumination design competitions at next year’s International Optical Design Conference (IODC). This conference occurs every four years, and gathers optical designers, scientists, and engineers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the optical design industry. A wide variety of optical design disciplines and topics are covered in both informal and formal settings.

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An Interview with Brandon Hellman, Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Recipient for 2020

Meet Brandon Hellman from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, the 2020 recipient of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship. The award was established to honor Michael John Kidger, a well-respected educator, design software developer and member of the optical science and engineering community. We interviewed Brandon to learn how he became interested in optics, his current research projects, and his future goals.

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SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum

Who’d have thought you could attend a conference and stay home at the same time? Because of the current world health situation, many conferences are now online, including the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference. In just a few weeks, SPIE will host this annual event as a free digital forum.

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Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of CODE V as a Commercial Software Product

Happy 45th anniversary to CODE V! Read reflections from CODE V Product Manager, Dave Hasenauer, and learn the history of this powerful optical design software.

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Design First-Time-Right Automotive Lighting Systems with LucidShape in CATIA

LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 includes powerful design features and stunning photorealistic rendering capabilities for headlight, tail light, and signal light innovations

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Success Story: Designing the World’s First Fully Digital 3D Digital Surgical Microscope with LightTools

When ARRI Medical wanted to make the ARRISCOPE, the world’s first, high-definition, fully digital 3D surgical microscope, they turned to Julius Muschaweck from JMO GmbH; Gauting for the illumination system design. Read this success story on how Muschaweck used LightTools to get the job done on schedule.

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Short on Time? Learn New Optical Design Features, Fast!

Introducing our new Synopsys Optical and Photonic Solutions YouTube channel, featuring brief video tutorials and informative overviews of Synopsys design tools. If you’re short on time, but need to learn new features fast, bookmark this channel for the latest about our optical design software.

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June Tech Talks Cover CODE V Diffraction Analysis, Macros and Optimization in LightTools

Join us for this month’s CODE V and LightTools Tech Talks. Read the round-up in this blog entry.

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CODE V Feature Close-Up: Beam Synthesis Propagation

CODE V’s Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP) option simulates the general diffraction propagation of an optical field through an optical system. Its output can be as exhaustive as the complex 3D vector information of the optical field at any surface throughout the optical system.

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